Marilyn Welker

Marilyn Welker

Marilyn's passions include earth care and involvement with nonprofit organizations whose missions contribute to a world that works for all. Living with her husband on three acres of land in Champaign County, she works on ecological regeneration year-round, including removing invasive species, building soil health, and planting for habitat biodiversity.

She has worked many years for and with nonprofit organizations in Central Ohio, becoming acquainted with the Arc of Appalachia in its founding phase. More recently she has been part of the Arc invasives removal group at Ridgeview Farm. (Join us to be inspired by such tangible results!)

More recently, lifelong learning as a cherished value has led her into the depths of EPA's Superfund Division, working with an inspired group of citizens in Clark County on a toxic barrel fill site that potentially endangers the Mad River Aquifer and City of Springfield's well field. Driven by the belief that we must work together to understand and act on behalf of the integrity of life on Earth, she is grateful for the legacy of all who have "filled the sails" of the Arc's mission and continue to create its vision.