Thursday, December 7, 2023

Alliance for Cape Fear Trees announces meet and greet for new director

Dan Camacho took over Sept. 5 as director of nonprofit Alliance for Cape Fear Trees. (Courtesy photo)

WILMINGTON — There is a new face at the helm of a nonprofit advocating for tree preservation.

The Alliance for Cape Fear Trees announced its new executive director as Wilmington resident Dan Camacho, who assumed the role Sept. 5. Founder and previous president Connie Parker will continue to serve as board of directors president.

With experience in start-up and early-stage for-profit and nonprofits, Camacho will manage the operations and supervise strategic planning for the alliance, as well as its activities and events.

“Our city’s green infrastructure contributes in countless ways to our health and overall quality of life, and these benefits should be available to all citizens,” Camacho said in a press release. “The combination of development and storm loss threatens these essential benefits and adds urgency to our work.”

Currently on the board of directors at Bellamy Mansion Museum and co-owner of the book and app publishing business Java Dog Press, Camacho was an early manager for Amazon’s expansion into foreign markets.

Founded in 2015, the Alliance for Cape Fear Trees’ mission is to preserve, protect and plant trees in the greater Wilmington area. It also frequently gives away trees — 13,000 in the last eight years — advocates to improve environmental quality and educates citizens on proper tree planting protocols. Since its origin, the alliance has planted or assisted with planting 3,000 trees in the city.

A meet-and-greet to get to know Camacho is planned for Oct. 11 at Waterline Brewing from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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