Pamela Sapko Joins The Nature Conservancy, Delaware Chapter, As Director of Operations

Wilmington, DE | June 09, 2015

Pamela Sapko, formerly director of the Delaware Center for Horticulture (DCH) for 20 years, has joined the Delaware Chapter of The Nature Conservancy as Director of Operations. 

“I have always been inspired and impressed with the Conservancy and its ecosystem approach to conservation,” Sapko says. “I’d like to support the Delaware Chapter’s growth and contribute to the Conservancy’s national and international mission.” 

Sapko brings a strong record of accomplishment to the Conservancy in Delaware. Since joining The DCH in 1994, she grew the organization from five employees and an operating budget of $300,000 to 17 employees, a budget of $1.5 million and more than 500 volunteers. She recently oversaw expansion of The DCH’s facility and supported a $3.5 million capital campaign. The organization’s work can be seen across the state and beyond. 

“We have always been impressed by Pam's amazing list of accomplishments during her tenure at The DCH,” says Richie I.G. Jones, Executive Director of the Conservancy in Delaware. “We couldn't be more excited to have her joining our high-powered team.” 

The Nature Conservancy is the world’s largest science-based conservation nonprofit. Its mission is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. The Delaware Chapter is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. In that time, it has helped to protect about 30,000 acres of critical habitat in Delaware, and it manages 5,000 acres on its preserves, including McCabe Preserve, Ponders Tract and a large property at Milford Neck.

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Maria Dziembowska
The Nature Conservancy
(302) 654-4707


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