We All Share The Same Cup: A Mother’s Day Message

May 6, 2016


When I was in fifth grade, I won an art contest for this picture.

I got the idea from my mom who always reminded me that every action we take has an impact on the planet.

That sentiment had a profound impact on me when I was 10, and ended up defining the course of my life. Nearly two decades later, a mom’s lesson and a drawing turned into a career.

Today, I’m the Associate Managing Director of The Freshwater Trust. I owe having a job that I love, protecting our country’s water resources, to her. So to my mom, who’s likely reading this right now, thank you.

The freshwater problems we’re facing right now are massive, but what keeps driving me forward is the hope and knowledge that there are moms out there right now, reminding their kids that they too can make a difference.

If your mom was one of them, make a gift of $25, $50 or $100 to The Freshwater Trust in her honor.

Change can come from a lot of places. But let’s be honest, we owe most of who we are to our moms.

This Mother’s Day, remind her that she was the reason you became a change maker in the world.

Make a donation to The Freshwater Trust now to recognize your mom. 

Here’s to all the #watermoms,

Tim Wigington
Associate Managing Director

Tim brings several years of diverse environmental law, policy, and business experience to The Freshwater Trust. Prior to his current role, Tim worked in hazardous waste, land use, property and insurance litigation, and clerked at Wild Salmon Center, where he developed a county timber revenue forecasting model and was a contributing author for a report on Pebble Mine. Tim holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Spanish and an MBA from the University of Portland. He also holds a Juris Doctor from Portland’s Lewis & Clark Law School. As the Associate Managing Director, Tim works with the organization’s financial and operations team to improve operating and cost forecasting/management processes, to effectively administer contracts, and to develop ecosystem service pricing and risk management models. Tim also works with the legal, financial, and ecosystem services teams to help structure water quality trading solutions that balance legal, policy, technical and economic variables. He translates legal and policy requirements in the water quality arena into financial modeling and program design outcomes, while also helping to develop new policy that will strengthen and streamline ecosystem service programs. Outside the office, he can be found hanging out with his wife and dog, hiking, biking, camping, skiing, traveling, and taking lots of photos.

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