Thursday, January 19, 2017

CBF-PA Names Lane Whigham Outreach & Advocacy Manager In Pennsylvania

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation-PA Thursday announced it has named Lane Whigham as its Pennsylvania Outreach and Advocacy Manager.
“We all have roles to play in protecting our rivers and streams,” CBF’s Pennsylvania Executive Director Harry Campbell said. “With Lane’s leadership, CBF’s outreach and advocacy programs intend to galvanize citizens and encourage elected leaders to take action in their own backyards and in the halls of government.”
Whigham will oversee CBF’s grassroots and outreach programs in Pennsylvania, stressing to the importance of clean water through education, participation, and calls to action.
“While we’re facing many challenges in keeping local waters healthy, I’m certain that Pennsylvanians are up to the challenge,” Whigham said. “I look forward to working with our clean water advocates at many of our upcoming events in Pennsylvania.”
Efforts in Pennsylvania and other Bay states have contributed to an improvement in Bay health, as noted in CBF’s 2016 State of the Bay report, which can be found on the CBF website. But work to reduce pollution in the Keystone State is far from finished.
Roughly 19,000 miles of Pennsylvania’s rivers and streams are damaged by pollution and half of the freshwater that flows into the Chesapeake Bay comes from the Keystone State. The Commonwealth is significantly off-track in meeting its Clean Water Blueprint goals.
Whigham previously managed CBF’s Pennsylvania Student Leadership Program. He coordinated leadership and advocacy activities for students in a variety of school districts and youth organizations in Pennsylvania’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
From 2011-2015, Whigham worked as a school administrator, managing a special education school in Cumberland County. During his tenure, he was instrumental in designing the school’s first vocational program. Prior to his work as an administrator, Whigham was a special education English teacher.
Whigham also currently works at his family’s replacement heifer farm in Carlisle, Cumberland County, and raises organic chickens at his home in Walnut Bottom, Cumberland County.
Whigham can be contacted by sending email to: or calling 717-234-5550 ext. 4202.
For more on Chesapeake Bay-related issues in Pennsylvania, visit the Chesapeake Bay Foundation-PA webpage.  Click Here to sign up for Pennsylvania updates (bottom of left column).  Click Here for a copy of CBF-PA’s most recent newsletter.

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