NORTH WEBSTER —The Watershed Foundation has announced the appointment of a new communications coordinator, Meghan Smith. Smith brings more than 10 years’ media experience to the position and will work closely with Watershed Foundation’s Executive Director Lyn Crighton to share the organization’s important message with the local community.
Smith, a resident of Warsaw, says she is looking forward to having a positive impact in the organization. “There is great work happening locally to educate the public and manage projects that directly impact our local lakes and streams, benefiting everyone in our community. I am looking forward to working with The Watershed Foundation team in their efforts and hope to increase awareness of the great work that is happening in the region,” she said.
Crighton said the introduction of the new communications coordinator will allow the organization greater scope for implementing new conservation activities.
“I am so pleased to welcome Meghan to our staff. She is a great fit for our small team and will undoubtedly help us to progress our mission, ‘Taking Action for Healthy Lakes’. We have a number of new projects in the pipeline and, with Meghan’s input, we are confident we can exceed our targets for the year,” said Crighton.
Smith is a former newspaper editor and graphic designer. She holds degrees from the University of Michigan and Northwestern University. She is originally from Michigan and lives in Warsaw with her husband and four children.
The Watershed Foundation was established in 1997 and works with local residents and stakeholders to reduce pollution within the Tippecanoe River watershed area. The North Webster based not-for-profit is spearheading 35 projects this year, including reducing runoff and erosion through healthy shorelines, wetland restoration, and many conservation farming practices. The watershed comprises a 236 square mile area spanning parts of Kosciusko, Noble and Whitley counties.