Water Words That Work
In the keynote address, Eric Eckl will highlight the positive impact citizens have on conservation at the local level and proven ways to broaden the base of volunteers that will help achieve the goals of the League’s Clean Water Challenge.
Eric Eckl founded Water Words That Work LLC as a marketing and public relations firm for nature-protection and pollution-control organizations. Since 2009, the company has assisted more than 200 conservation organizations, including the National Park Service, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, Southwest Florida Water Management District, Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts, and Ogeechee Riverkeeper.
Before launching Water Words That Work, Eric managed fundraising, media relations, and publishing activities for many conservation organizations. His past employers include Beaconfire Consulting, American Rivers, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Eric’s skills include message development, online outreach, market research, training, and business development. He has appeared in countless media stories, including on CNN and in the New York Times, and is a frequent speaker at environmental, marketing, and technology conferences.