About Hilary's Work

Hilary Harp Falk was previously the Regional Executive Director of National Wildlife Federation’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Center. Prior to NWF, she was the Director of the Choose Clean Water Coalition, a 230 member advocacy organization focused on protecting the rivers and streams in the Chesapeake region, ultimately leading to a clean Bay. Hilary was also a Senior Policy Analyst at the Northeast-Midwest Institute, focusing on large-scale ecosystem restoration of the Upper Mississippi River, Chesapeake Bay, and Delaware River. She started her career as a program manager at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Port Isobel education center on Tangier Island, VA.

Hilary has an undergraduate degree from Franklin and Marshall College and received her Masters of Science in Natural Resources from the University of Vermont. She was selected as a Switzer Foundation Environmental Fellow in 2005.

Her passion for her work stems from a childhood spent exploring the edges of the Chesapeake Bay. Hilary currently lives with her husband and two sons in Annapolis, Maryland.