Wednesday, November 14, 2007

CMRC Announces Cortney Worrall as Executive Director

Dear Friends of the CMRC,

On behalf of our Board of Directors, we are proud to announce Cortney Worrall as the new Executive Director of the Coastal Marine Resource Center. Please join us in welcoming Cortney to our growing family of volunteers and supporters dedicated to the conservation of the NY – NJ Harbor Bight!

Ms. Worrall brings her dedication and passion to our efforts to restore habitat quality and provide public access to our region’s coastal resources. Working since 1990 on environmental issues, Cortney most recently worked with Bezcak Environmental Education Center where she assisted in the organization’s volunteer program and strategic planning efforts. Previously, she worked at the NY – NJ Harbor Estuary Program developing management strategies and outreach efforts on pollution prevention and public access programs.

Executive Director Worrall replaces CMRC founder Joel Banslaben who now joins the Board of Directors along with new additions Chris Shepard, Mark Rachleff and Jacqueline Lipson.

The CMRC will continue to work towards it mission of conserving the coasts and oceans of the Harbor Bight through its Business Stewardship, Green Roofs, Virtual Estuary and Sustainable Communities Programs. Please check our website ( in the coming weeks for updates and feel free to contact Cortney at cortney"at" to learn more about our current projects and volunteer opportunities.

See you at the coast!