Partners for the Environment
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Working together for a more healthy, sustainable region.

Greater Dayton Partners for the Environment is supported by SOCHE.

About Partners for the Environment

Our Mission

Connecting people, issues, resources and organizations to increase our collective impact and provide environmental leadership for a healthy sustainable region.

Our Vision

To be a nationally-recognized leader for our capability to maximize educational, civic, governmental, and private resources for the Partner organizations who work to improve the quality of life for the communities in the Great Miami River and Little Miami River watersheds.


The Steering Committee

The members of the Steering Committee are appointed to multi-year terms and represent the partner organizations.

Bob Jurick,  B-W Greenway Community Land Trust

Cait Botschner, The Dayton Foundation

Deb Oexmann, Brukner Nature Center

Dr. Kuti, Central State University

Eric Sauer, Co-Chair Five Rivers MetroParks

Leslie King, Rivers Institute at the University of Dayton

Matt Lindsay, MVRPC

Michele Burns, Tecumseh Land Trust

Sarah Hippensteel Hall, Co-Chair, The Miami Conservancy District

Steve Carne, Partners for the Environment

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