April has a passion for protecting and enjoying rivers and assisting people who are working together to protect and strengthen their communities and the places they love.
In addition to her work at River Network, April is also the owner of April Ingle Consulting, where she works to boost the impact of organizations that are working for a better world.
Previously, April served as Executive Director of Georgia River Network (GRN) for 11 years. In this position, she was responsible for working with the GRN Board of Directors and staff to carry out GRN’s programs, projects, administration, and fundraising to meet the organization’s mission to protect, restore and enjoy Georgia’s rivers. In this role, she also served on the Leadership Team and chaired the Communications Committee of the Georgia Water Coalition, a highly successful coalition of 200+ organizations and businesses with the common goal of clean water for current and future generations. Her time at GRN also gave her the opportunity to explore over 1000 miles of Georgia’s magnificent rivers.
April also served as the Public Relations Specialist, then Executive Director, of the Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts; as Coordinator of the St. Joseph River Watershed Initiative; and as an environmental educator.
April was the recipient of Greenlaw’s 2014 Environmental Hero award, was named one of Georgia’s “40 Under 40” by Georgia Trend magazine in 2013, received Chattahoochee Riverkeeper’s 2012 River Advocate of the Year award, and the Soil and Water Conservation Society – Hoosier Chapter’s 1999 Education & Information award. She also served on the Special Committee for Review of Environmental Buffer Requirements for Athens-Clarke County; the National Blueways Program Task Force; and the Statewide Advisory Committee for Georgia’s Statewide Water Management Plan.
She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University in 1996, where she majored in Natural Resources & Environmental Science with a specialization in aquatic resources.
April works from Athens, Georgia and when she’s not protecting rivers or assisting organizations, she likes to paddle, travel, cook, and spend time with her family and friends.