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Preserving, protecting, and planting trees to enhance the quality of life and health for all.

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Meet and Greet 
ACFT's New Executive Director,

Dan Camacho!

Wednesday, October 11
5:00 pm-7:00 pm
Waterline Brewery-721 Surry Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

ACFT is excited to extend a special invitation to join us in welcoming our new Executive Director, Dan Camacho for a remarkable event that signifies growth, renewal, and the promise of a thriving future for the Alliance for Cape Fear Trees.


The evening promises an atmosphere of camaraderie, inspiration, and shared purpose. You'll have the chance to meet Dan personally, as well as enjoy an update on the trees in our community, engage with fellow colleagues, community members, and partners who share our passion for progress.


ACFT flourishes through the involvement of dedicated individuals like you. We look forward to your presence, as together, we embark on this new chapter of growth, unity, and accomplishment.

Thank you to Waterline Brewery for generously donating a $1.00 of every pint
sold directly to ACFT

Dan's Details

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My name is Dan Camacho and I am excited to be the new Executive Director of the Alliance for Cape Fear Trees. If you’re reading this newsletter, I know that you share my passion for trees - and please know that I will work very hard to protect, preserve, and plant as many trees as possible in our beautiful city!


My wife, Lori, and I (and our two children) have lived in Wilmington for nearly twenty years. Academically, I have a BS in Marketing from Miami University, an MFA in Creative Writing from UNCW, and an MBA from Northwestern University. I’ve previously worked for Chiquita, Hewlett Packard, and four Amazons (.com,, .fr, and .de). In terms of local non-profits, I’ve served on the boards of the Residents of Old Wilmington, the Historic Wilmington Foundation, Island Montessori School, and the Bellamy Mansion. I grew up in a forest and always do my best thinking surrounded by trees.


The unassuming tree you see towering above me in this picture is a Long Leaf Pine in the Boyd Tract of Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve near Southern Pines, NC. The Boyd Tract contains a section of old growth forest and this Long Leaf is purportedly one of the oldest in the world (it’s been dated to 1548 - making it 475 years old)!

The Alliance for Cape Fear Trees protects, preserves, and plants trees for the health of the community and the environment.

Trees provide aesthetic value and cultural identity to the area and are essential in:

  • preserving local ecosystems

  • managing storm water

  • creating shade

  • reducing air pollution

  • providing physical and mental health benefits

Interested in being a part of the Alliance for Cape Fear Trees?

Meeting Information

The Board of Directors meets the first Thursday of each month at 3:30 pm at New Hanover County Cooperative Extension Service's Educational Classroom.


Our General Meetings are held three times a year. Notifications are sent through email.

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