Kahlil Kettering

Kahlil Kettering is the Urban Conservation Director for the Maryland/D.C. chapter of The Nature Conservancy. He develops their urban conservation strategy in D.C. and Baltimore, centered on implementing projects that elevate clean urban waterways, quality of life in urban communities, and the benefits nature provides to people in cities. His work focuses on the ability to achieve environmental conservation outcomes through private equity investments via the new Stormwater Retention Credit market in D.C., strategic tree canopy expansion, the creation of urban green spaces for the benefit of nature and people, and engaging young people as environmental advocates. Before moving back to his hometown of Washington, D.C., Kettering worked as an environmental analyst in Miami, FL advocating for the protection and restoration of Everglades and Biscayne National Parks. He has a Master’s in Global Environmental Policy from American University and a Master’s in Public Management from the University of Maryland.

Kahlil Kettering is the Urban Conservation Director for the Maryland/D.C. chapter of The Nature Conservancy. He develops their urban conservation strategy in D.C. and Baltimore, centered on implementing projects that elevate clean urban waterways, quality of life in urban communities, and the benefits nature provides to people in cities.

His work focuses on the ability to achieve environmental conservation outcomes through private equity investments via the new Stormwater Retention Credit market in D.C., strategic tree canopy expansion, the creation of urban green spaces for the benefit of nature and people, and engaging young people as environmental advocates.

Before moving back to his hometown of Washington, D.C., Kettering worked as an environmental analyst in Miami, FL advocating for the protection and restoration of Everglades and Biscayne National Parks. He has a Master’s in Global Environmental Policy from American University and a Master’s in Public Management from the University of Maryland.