Schuylkill Center appoints Erin Mooney as Interim Executive Director

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education announced today that it has parted ways with its executive director, Mike Weilbacher.

Erin Mooney, a six-year member and vice president of the board of trustees will serve as the organization’s interim executive director, going forward, and a national search for a permanent executive director is underway.

“On behalf of the board of trustees, we are grateful for all that Mike has contributed to the Center over the years of his service and wish him well,” said board president Christopher McGill. “Mike has led us through important years of growth.”

Mooney, a longtime non-profit leader, will serve as interim director as the organization conducts a search for its next director. She recently served as executive director of Greensgrow, an urban farm in the Kensington section of Philadelphia and served as communications director of The Nature Conservancy in Pennsylvania and Delaware. A former NPR producer and reporter at the Philadelphia Inquirer, Mooney lives in the Mt. Airy neighborhood in Philadelphia.

“The Schuylkill Center is one of Philadelphia’s most special natural treasures. I look forward to leading this important organization through its next chapter,” said Mooney.

Founded in 1965, the Schuylkill Center is one of the first urban environmental education centers in the country, with 365 acres of fields, forests, ponds, and streams in northwest Philadelphia. Our campus fosters appreciation, deepens understanding, and encourages stewardship of the environment. We offer a wildlife rehabilitation clinic, an environmental art program, volunteer opportunities, and educational programs for all ages, including Nature Preschool.