Mount Washington resident joins Board of Park Commissioners | People
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The Hamilton County Park District has announced that DeVere Burt is the newest member on the Board of Park Commissioners.
Burt began his term as the 20th Commissioner to serve in the Park District on January 1.
Burt formerly served as President and CEO of the Cincinnati Museum of Natural History until 1996, before fulfilling his lifelong desire to paint nature. Mr. Burt founded Masterworks for Nature in 2000 with a vision of bringing some of the area’s finest wildlife, western, and landscape artists together with nonprofit conservation organizations in order to raise awareness and funds.'
Mr. Burt has also served as regional Vice President for the Nature Conservancy, directing its interests across a nine state area. He was also a field biologist for the United States Antarctic Research Program, studying the breeding biology of the Adelie penguins. He has personally participated in three expeditions to find rare birds: the Negro Fruit Dove on the Philippine island of Negros; the only population of the Panay Stripped Tree Babbler in the Philippines and the Ivory Billed Woodpecker along the Choctowatchee River in Florida.
He joins John Reis, Joseph Seta, Ginger Warner and Buddy LaRosa on the Board of Park Commissioners.