Kahlil Kettering

Urban Conservation Director, The Nature Conservancy; Maryland/DC Chapter

As the Maryland/DC Urban Conservation Director for The Nature Conservancy, Kahlil is working to build momentum for the first ever stormwater retention credit trading program in DC. This involves creating new green infrastructure that will reduce the impact of storm events on the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers, while creating wildlife habitat. The credit trading model will use market forces to finance construction of natural areas through partnerships between private, government, and nonprofit entities. He is also implementing programs focused on the intersection of urban communities and conservation, specifically creating projects in urban settings that enhance the quality of life for all city residents, while presenting educational opportunities for adjacent communities.