John Searby, Catawba Riverkeeper exec named director at DSBG

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Under what is being called a “shared leadership role”, John Searby will remain the director at the Catawba Riverkeeper, while also being director at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden.

“It’s about nature preservation,” Searby said. “Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden and the Catawba Riverkeeper share a deep-rooted passion for the world around us – from clean water to North Carolina’s beauty to fun and education. This shared leadership will allow us to converge our missions and work smarter toward effectively accomplishing our goals.”

“Catawba Riverkeeper has grown in its presence and awareness in recent years under the guidance of John,” said Harding Stowe,  chairman of the botanical garden’s board of directors. “We know that he’ll bring this experience and long-held dedication to nature to our Garden, and that this shared leadership model will prove valuable beyond measure for both of our organizations.”