Michael P. Carvalho

A community environmental not-for-profit, Salem Sound Coastwatch (SSCW), has named environmental attorney and Manchester resident Michael P. Carvalho to its board of directors.  

Founded in 1990 and based in Salem, SSCW’s mission is to protect and improve the environmental quality of Salem Sound and its watershed.  SSCW’s efforts are focused on increasing the public’s knowledge and appreciation of the natural resources, as well as the immediate and chronic threats to the ecological health of the watershed.  The organization works to foster responsible and sustainable resource management, conduct environmental monitoring and scientific research, and share the results with the public and science community. 

“We are excited to have Mike join SSCW’s Board, where he brings enormous experience and perspective that will advance SSCW’s mission,” said Barbara Warren, SSCW executive director.  

“SSCW’s longstanding commitment to promoting awareness and understanding of environmental stewardship plays a critical role in leading healthier sea and shore,” said Carvalho.  “I am humbled to be part of that effort.” 

Carvalho has been practicing environmental law for over 25 years, specializing in matters involving the federal Clean Water Act, Coastal Zone Management and Environmental Risk Management.  He has successfully litigated claims in state and federal courts and provided environmental legal counsel in transactional and regulatory matters to a wide range of clients throughout the U.S.  Carvalho is the past chair of the National Council for Science and the Environment, where he recently represented the United Nations Environment Program for North America before the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-4) in Nairobi, Kenya.  In 2018, Carvalho participated in an expedition to Antarctica, studying the effects of climate change and environmental policy solutions to the challenges posed by this existential threat.  

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