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Protecting, conserving, and restoring the natural resources of the Chester, Ridley, and Crum Creek Watersheds.
Charlotte Barton, Office Administrator email

Lynn Meza,
Volunteer Coordinator email

David Hilbert,
Tree Planting Coordinator email

Meghan Lockman, Executive Director email

Susan Ethridge, Development and Events Coordinator  email

Board of Directors
Ted Leisenring, President
  • BS in Economics from Union College and an MBA from The Wharton School
  • Over 30 years experience in sales and marketing in the energy, telecommunication and insurance industries
  • Professional affiliations: Willistown Township Open Space Review Board, Director of Haverford Trust Co.

Dale Goodman,
Vice President
  • Attended Brandywine College and Villanova University
  • Was in the US Navy
  • Past president of the Mid-Atlantic Association of Elevator Contractors; received the American Subcontractors Association of Delaware Valley’s Member of the Year Award

Walt Cressler, PhD, Secretary
  • Science Librarian, West Chester University
  • PhD in Geology, University of Pennsylvania
  • Masters degrees from Widener and Drexel, Bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College

Tracy Bouvette, Treasurer
  • Consultant on sustainable practices for businesses, utilities, and communities
  • MBA, University of Denver
  • Masters in Environmental Science and Engineering, Bachelor's in Civil Engineering, Rice University

Beth Murray
  • MBA from Harvard Business School
  • Lecturer at The Wharton School
  • Member of the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District Sustainability Committee, founding member of Afewsteps Foundation, member of the Swarthmore Environmental Advisory Council and an advisor to A Better Chance

Chris Townend
  • Temple University, BS Mechanical Engineering, Villanova University, MS Mechanical Engineering
  • Laboratory Manager for the Mechanical Engineering Department at Villanova University
  • Expertise in design and installation of complex instrumentation and data acquisition packages and their calibration
  • Worked on projects for Villanova's Urban Stormwater Partnership

John Custer Jr., Esq.
  • Co-Founder, Board Member and former Chairman of the Newtown Township EAC
  • Former Newtown Township Supervisor and Chairman.
  • Founder and first President of Save Open Space
  • Environmental Volunteer
  • Natural Lands Trust, Force of Nature program
  • Conserve Wildlife of New Jersey
  • ReTURN the Favor (NJ)
  • NJ Audubon
  • Cumberland County Coastal Connection

David Haury
  • Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Risk Management Specialist, Partner, Anchor QEA, LLC

David Firn
  • J.D. and M.B.A Temple University
  • M.A. Sociology University of Delaware
  • B.A. Sociology West Chester University
  • Deputy General Counsel, North America, Johnson Matthey Inc., Wayne, PA 1997-2016 (retired)
  • Associate Attorney, Richards, Layton & Finger. Wilmington, DE 1993-1997
  • Housing Management Specialist, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Philadelphia, PA, Lakehurst, NJ and Norfolk, VA 1981-1989
  • Rose Valley Borough Council – Vice President and Liaison to Rose Valley EAC (current)
  • Master Watershed Steward
Timeline of CRC Presidents
David Wood 1970-1976

Henry Bishop

James Sands

Carl DuPoldt

Judith Auten

Gary Snyder

Tom Brooks

​Tracy Bouvette

Ted Leisenring 2018-present

CRC - Water Resources of the Chester, Ridley, and Crum Creeks in Chester and Delaware Counties, PA
CRC's office is located in the historic farmhouse at Willistown Township's Okehocking Preserve
5316 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA 19073