Board of Directors
Save Coastal Wildlife’s Board of Directors comprises sustainability and conservation leaders with diverse backgrounds in education, government, research, volunteerism and advocacy. Board members are selected based on their active engagement in the critical work of Save Coastal Wildlife to 1) educate the public about our biotic coastal environment along the Jersey Shore and to provide educational resources that promote stewardship and encourage a better appreciation of marine-estuarine biodiversity and ecosystems; 2) to conduct citizen-science research that will improve our understanding of the systems, patterns and interactions between coastal habitats and imperiled, but important species that help define local coastal ecosystems; and 3) to conduct community based habitat restoration projects with an aim to restore and improve particular coastal habitat that has been degraded over time from poor water quality, habitat fragmentation or erosion, and at which time creates unproductive conditions for a variety of coastal plants and animals to thrive.
Save Coastal Wildlife is a small, all-volunteer organization. We rely upon volunteers, rather than paid staff, to manage the organization and conduct the organization’s activities. While we are seeking to grow to a point at which we can hire one or two staff, we do not see notable financial growth occurring in the near future (3-5 years). We are comfortable at this time with being a volunteer organization that exemplifies the term ‘working board,’ as our leadership or board of directors are responsible for both the management and governance duties within the organization, including making sure activities are carried out efficiently towards the organization's priorities. Save Coastal Wildlife volunteer board members are the fiduciaries who steer the organization towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies, as well as making sure the nonprofit has adequate resources to advance its mission.
Board Meeting Minutes