Established 1992

Waukesha County Land Conservancy

protecting and caring for environmentally significant land
and water in Waukesha County for future generations

Meet Our Team

Helping to Protect and Care for the Lands and Waters of Waukesha County for Future Generations

Meghan Wersel

executive director

Meghan started her career working in natural-resource management and has been leading the restoration and stewardship efforts of WCLC since 2016, overseeing a portfolio of protected properties totaling over 3,100 acres. She was hired as WCLC's Executive Director in 2021. 

She is the project manager of the $1.1 million in-lieu-fee wetland-mitigation project and works with highly competent contractors in the state of Wisconsin, overseeing work completed on our preserves. Under her leadership, WCLC has grown its stewardship program and its ability to fund stewardship projects.

Ms. Wersel graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee with a BS in conservation and environmental science. She has expertise in southeastern Wisconsin’s natural communities and experience conducting and leading wetland and terrestrial habitat restoration, prescribed fires, volunteer and staff workdays, wildlife monitoring, land-management planning, and public education and outreach programming. She also has experience fundraising, grant writing and grant management, as well as organizational oversight. She was also on the Board of Directors as the Secretary of the Southeast Wisconsin Invasive Species Consortium for three years.

Allison Heine de Romero

operations & development associate

Allison comes to WCLC with a background in multicultural education and administrative leadership. Her experience of leading large-scale global initiatives, strategic planning, event management, and educational development lends itself to her current role in fundraising, grant management, event organization, education and outreach.

While the field of conservation is new professionally to Allison, the mission of WCLC is very familiar. She grew up and currently lives in Waukesha County and is thrilled to aid in the protection of the land and water of the area.

Allison graduated from Alverno College in Milwaukee, WI with a BA in Business and English, and an MA in International Education & Development from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, VT. She has worked on sustainable development projects with students in Chile, Turkey, Honduras, Panama, and Ghana, but she is most excited about seeing the impact of efforts in her own backyard.