Santos named Director, Research and Conservation at Longwood Gardens

Kate Santos Longwood Gardens announced Wednesday the appointment of Kate Santos, Ph.D., as Director, Research and Conservation, to lead the organization’s science-based activities, strategically driving excellence in research, conservation, land stewardship, and ecology with local, national, and global impact. Santos comes to the position having 15 years of experience leading for-profit business...

Op/Ed: Social construction distracts from conservation of national parks

By Katie Toth, Special to The Times A cannon at Valley Forge National Park. Image courtesy, National Park Service. John Muir, a historical advocate for National Parks, once said “Thousands of tired, nerve- shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity.”i National parks protect the natural environment, wildlife,...

Sivek named new director of Coatesville VA Center

Carla Sivek CALN — The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced Friday the appointment of Carla Sivek as the new director of the Coatesville VA Medical Center. Sivek will oversee delivery of health care to approximately 20,000 Veterans with an operating budget of about $200 million. “We are excited that Ms. Sivek has been selected as the new director of the Coatesville VA Medical Center,”...