Friends of Silver Lake Nature Center

The Friends of Silver Lake Nature Center is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, formed in 1979 for the purpose of assisting the Silver Lake Nature Center in the encouragement and promotion of environmental education.  They share the governance of the Center with the Bucks County Department of Parks and Recreation.  The Friends raise funds through an active membership program, various fundraising events and activities, and program revenue.   The monies raised support the operations through the financing of special projects and the funding of staff positions in addition to the two positions funded by the County.  Current positions funded by the Friends include the Environmental Educator, Volunteer Coordinator, and Office Manager as well as Summer Camp Staff.

The Friends of Silver Lake Nature Center is managed by a Board of Directors.        

 The 2018 – 2019 directors include:

  1. Hope Sauppe, President, Compliance Lead, Bristol-Myers Squibb
  2. Susan Brown, Vice President, Inventory Dealer/Trade Specialist/Receptionist Mercedes-Benz of Princeton
  3. Open Seat, Secretary
  4. Pat Coleman, Treasurer, Information Management Consultant, Blue Box Data
  5. Robert Casselberry, Retired, Global Environmental Remediation and Restoration, Dow Chemical Company
  6. Theresa Giardine,  Principal, Mill Creek Elementary School, Bristol Township School District
  7. Rose Cooper,  Assistant Director, Bucks County Community College
  8. Scott Brown, Physics Teacher and author, Bristol Borough Schools
  9. Sue DeRosier, Legislative Aide for State Representative Tina M. Davis
  10. Mary Ellen Davis, Physician Relations, Business Development, Lower Bucks Hospital
  11. Sue Kiernan, Manager Bid Team, Assero Services

Honorary Board Members 2018-2019

  1. Ron McGuckin, Lawyer, Ronald V. McGuckin and Associates & business co-owner, Spice and Company
  2. Dave Gibbon, Campaign Manager