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Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association Hires New Executive Director

WVWA is delighted to welcome Dennis Miranda as the new Executive Director, beginning on February 4th.

Editor's note: the following is a press release from Anne Standish, of the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association.

Ambler, PA   January 25, 2013  - WVWA is delighted to welcome Dennis Miranda as the new Executive Director, beginning on February 4th. Dennis is a passionate conservationist, avid birder and trail expert with a broad grasp of environmental issues.

Dennis and his family are moving to the area from Gainesville Florida where Dennis was the Executive Director of the Florida Trail Association, a statewide non-profit trail organization with the mission to construct, maintain and manage the 1400-mile Florida National Scenic Trail.

From 2004-2010 Dennis was the Executive Director of the Rahway River Association in Northern New Jersey, a non-profit conservation whose mission is to preserve open space, protect natural resources and improve the water quality of the Rahway River Watershed. Dennis was the Urban Parks Project Manager for the New Jersey Conservation Foundation in Chester, NJ from 1994-2004.

Dennis is a graduate of St. Peter's University and his hobbies include bird watching, hiking, botanizing, butterfly watching, mountain biking and gardening.

Please come out to a WVWA event to meet and welcome Dennis to the Wissahickon Watershed!

Since 1957, WVWA has made a critical difference protecting the local environment in the 64 square miles of the Wissahickon Creek’s watershed, working with individuals, local municipalities, Montgomery County and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The WVWA protects over 1,200 acres of natural open space in Montgomery County.

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