Join us for a Members Only event on May 25th at the Wild Bird Fund center featuring Don Riepe of the American Littoral Society, who will present on the history and inhabitants of the Jamaica Bay National Wildlife Refuge.
Don Riepe has been the NY Chapter Director and a tour leader for the American Littoral Society for the past 30 years. He was recently featured in the PBS documentary, Saving Jamaica Bay. In 2003 he retired from the National Park Service, where he worked as a naturalist and manager of the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in NYC, and gained extensive experience working on marsh restoration projects and public education programs. In 2004 he assumed the role of Jamaica Bay Guardian. Don has written many articles on natural history subjects and his photographs have been published in many journals including Scientific American, National Wildlife, Audubon, Defenders, Underwater Naturalist, Parade and The New York Times. He has an M.S. in Natural Resources Management from the University of New Hampshire and has taught a course in Wildlife Management at St. John’s University. An avid birder, he also has a keen interest in Lepidoptera (butterflies & moths).
Date: May 25, 2017 Place: WBF Center, 565 Columbus Ave. Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm Cost: Free for all WBF members on a capacity basis. The first 20 members to make a reservation will be guaranteed a spot.