The Delaware Chapter of The Nature Conservancy announces the election of Pam Biddle to its Board of Trustees. Biddle joined the Board at its October 2008 meeting in Wilmington. Pamela Biddle is a Washington D.C. native who has recently moved to Delaware. Biddle may be new to The Nature Conservancy’s Delaware chapter, but she’s no stranger to the organization “My mom has served on the national and Maryland chapter boards, and my husband served on the board of the Eastern New York chapter,” shares Biddle. “So it’s a family affair!”
Biddle holds a B.A. in Art History from the University of Virginia and a Masters of Social Work from New York University. She worked for a decade as a social worker in the New York City foster care system and in the Westchester, New York public schools. Twelve years ago, she and her husband purchased a small equestrian retail business, which grew to become one of the largest English tack stores on the east coast. After selling the business, Biddle and her family moved to Delaware –a place with fond memories for her, of visiting to her maternal grandparents and exploring the beautiful landscapes of Delaware’s piedmont and Brandywine Valley area. Biddle lives in Wilmington with her husband, Joel Fishman and her daughter Macklin.
“It is beautiful and open here, which I love as an equestrian,” adds Biddle. “I also want to preserve Delaware’s landscapes for the enjoyment of its visitors and residents, and for my young daughter to enjoy and appreciate. I look forward to spreading the word about the Conservancy’s great work.”
Roger Jones, State Director, The Nature Conservancy Delaware Chapter offered this comment, “We welcome Pam and look forward to working with her. We know that she will bring a fresh perspective and enthusiasm to the Board.”
Jones also expressed his gratitude to the trustees who have recently retired from service after having made many valuable contributions to furthering the mission of The Nature Conservancy. These retiring members include Diane Boc, John Ciccarone, Jeffrey Garland, Harold Salmons and David Irwin.
In addition to Biddle, Board of Trustees members of The Nature Conservancy - Delaware Chapter, include: Michael Parkowski, Esq.; (Chairman), Brock J. Vinton and John V. Flynn, Jr. (Vice Chairs); Richard H. Bayard; Roberta S. Brown; Mariah Calagione; Nathan Hayward, III; D. Wayne Holden; Matthew Lintner; John Mackenzie; F. Christopher Patterson; Preston Schell; Patricia Schramm; David Velazquez.
The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at www.nature.org.