Allegra Wrocklage

Program Coordinator at Conservation Finance Network

Allegra Wrocklage is the Program Coordinator for the Conservation Finance Network (CFN), supporting public, private, and nonprofit professionals working in conservation finance through intensive trainings, workshops, and network building to increase knowledge and resource-sharing in the field and accelerate innovative conservation financing strategies.  

Prior to working with CFN, Allegra worked for the World Wildlife Fund’s US Government Relations team on lobbying and advocacy for sustainable agriculture and wildlife policy. She also consulted for the International Union for Conservation of Nature on forest management in Eastern Europe and interned for the Natural Infrastructure of Water Project with the World Resources Institute focusing on forested watershed management. Allegra served as an AmeriCorps member with the Wildlands Trust in Massachusetts, working with municipalities and private landowners to coordinate land conservation activities in the region.

Allegra received an MS in Environmental Policy from the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability, as well as a BA from the University of Michigan.

Authored Articles
Delaware farm

Farm in Georgetown, Delaware / Michele Dorsey Walfred / CC BY-SA 2.0

Revolving Water Fund Pilots PFS Approach for Water Quality Improvements

The traditional water fund model, which has been used around the world, pools philanthropic and donor capital to support upstream restorations. The Revolving Water Fund innovates on this model by also aiming to quantify the pollution reductions from these restoration activities, then packaging and selling the reductions to municipalities in the watershed seeking to cost-effectively comply with water quality standards enforced under the Clean Water Act.
Rain gardens built by District Stormwater

Rain gardens built by District Stormwater, LLC, in partnership
with Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Washington,
generate over 90,000 SRCs annually at the historic Mount Olivet
Severn Smith/The Nature Conservancy

Focus on Investors Boosts DC’s Stormwater Credit Market

The Washington, DC Department of Energy and the Environment (DOEE)’s Stormwater Retention Credit Program takes a unique approach to attracting private capital to effectively leverage public funds. DOEE’s financial commitment to managing its stormwater challenges and proactive transparency in working with investors have created an attractive opportunity for private investment.
Chesapeake Bay watershed

USDA NRCS Provides Startup Capital for Conservation

The Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) program of the federal Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) stands out as a valuable tool for innovative conservation projects to gain access to startup capital and to meet the demand for private investment on working lands. In June 2017, NRCS announced a new cohort of CIG awardees in the Conservation Finance category with a total of $8.8 million in funding across 11 projects.