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Hedrick Belin guides the overall strategic direc+on for the Potomac Conservancy,
which ﬁghts to ensure the Potomac River boasts clean drinking water, healthy
lands, and connected communi+es. The Conservancy combines the grassroots
power of 10,000 members and online ac+vists with local land conserva+on and
policy ini+a+ves to strengthen the Voice of the Na+on’s River.
He has over 20 years of nonproﬁt fundraising and leadership experience, most
recently as Vice President of the Metropolitan Group, a strategic communica+on
and resource development consul+ng ﬁrm. Before joining the Metropolitan
Group, Hedrick worked for several conserva+on groups, including the Na+onal
Park Founda+on, Izaak Walton League of America, and the League of Conserva+on Voters. In addi+on to his
extensive fundraising and management exper+se, Hedrick has experience mobilizing grassroots advocates,
formula+ng public policy, partnering with public agencies and developing conserva+on programs.
Mark Buscaino is the Execu+ve Director for Casey Trees, a non-‐proﬁt dedicated
to restoring, enhancing and protec+ng the tree canopy of the Na+on’s Capital.
Mark began his career in 1983 as a forestry program volunteer with the U.S.
Peace Corps in Benin, West Africa. Since then, he has held several posi+ons
including: Deputy Project Manager for the Urban Forest and Educa+on Program
in New York City; Chief Forester for the District of Columbia Urban Forestry
Administra+on; and Na+onal Director for the USDA Forest Service’s Urban and
Community Forestry Program in Washington, DC.
Mark is an Interna+onal Society of Arboriculture Cer+ﬁed Arborist; member of
the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Climate, Energy and Environment Policy CommiWee;
the Montgomery County Forest Conserva+on Advisory CommiWee, and; Board Member for the Alliance for
Community Trees. Mark received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administra+on at the University of
Maine/Orono; a Master of Science in Forest Management/Silviculture at SUNY-‐Syracuse, and; a graduate
cer+ﬁcate from the Harvard Business School’s Strategic Perspec+ves in Nonproﬁt Management program.
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