Courtney White, executive director of the Greenburgh Nature Center, said today she will resign from the post early next month to take a job at an international environmental charity.
White, who has led the nature center for 18 months, will become director of education at The Rainforest Alliance in New York City on May 7. The not-for-profit is dedicated to the conservation of rainforests.
White said she will work on expanding the alliance’s education programs, particularly on biodiversity and sustainability. She said she is proud of the work of the nature center and plans to remain a member.
“I truly believe in the work that we’re doing here at the nature center,” White said. “It really truly is a special place.”
Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner said White’s departure is a loss for the center.
“She was very creative and hardworking,” Feiner said. “It’s a big loss to the town that she’s leaving.”
The town owns the nature center’s land, but the center operates independently. Plans to replace White were not known Monday.