MyRWA Appoints Full Time Executive Director

The Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA), is pleased to announce the appointment of EkOngKar Singh Khalsa as full time Executive Director.

The addition of a full time Executive Director to its staff will greatly assist the association in its efforts to restore clean water in the Mystic River Watershed, and to protect the natural resources in this region.

Mr. Khalsa brings to the office of Executive Director more than 25 years professional experience in environmental affairs, low impact development and brownfields restoration. He has also many years experience in non-profit management both as staff and as a volunteer. Mr. Khalsa looks forward to his work with MyRWA.

“The focus of the Mystic River Watershed Association upon the health of an entire urban watershed is unique. MyRWA’s efforts to address environmental conditions in an important working river, will, of course, benefit all the members of this diverse natural and human community.

"Additionally, there are strong economic reasons to pursue this objective as the value of significant public and private investments made in and adjacent to the watershed will be substantially improved and better protected when the Mystic River is clean.” Mr. Khalsa said.

Working in collaboration with its many local, state, federal and community partners MyRWA will continue, through the efforts of its Board, staff and volunteers, to tackle longstanding environmental challenges in the watershed. MyRWA. Board President John Reinhardt said, “The addition of EkOngKar Khalsa to our staff will bring more strength and vitality to our organization at a critical time. We are very pleased that EK has joined us”.

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