Margaret Waldock, Program Director, Environment
Margaret directs the Foundation’s Environment grants, which protect New Jersey’s land and water for generations to come. These grants make our communities greener, better places to live by conserving, restoring, and defending watersheds, the lifeblood of healthy ecosystems. They connect people with the natural world, encourage residents to participate in decisions that affect their own and their communities’ health and prosperity, and ensure the Garden State’s bounty can be enjoyed by all.
Margaret is on the steering committee of Jersey Water Works, a statewide collaborative effort working to transform the state’s inadequate water infrastructure through sustainable, cost-effective solutions. She also serves on the board of the 1772 Foundation and is co-chair of both the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers Environmental Funders Affinity Group and Sustainable Frenchtown.
She has more than 20 years’ experience in land conservation and stewardship, including eight as executive director of the Hunterdon Land Trust, where she helped preserve over 5,000 acres of land and oversaw the transformation of the organization from its volunteer roots to a professionally staffed land trust.
Margaret received a combined Juris Doctor and Masters of Study in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School.
An upstate New York native, Margaret is an avid cyclist and gardener who recently discovered a love for the opera.