Every Reserve is Special
And everyone has a Reserve story. Got a fond memory you want to share? How are you staying in touch as we all shelter in place? Let us know.
Your Reserve Stories
Ellen Leroy-Reed, director of the Friends of the GTM Reserve, shares her story of discovering more about the cultural history of the Guana Peninsula and the humbling work of building a GTM for All.
Josephine Spearman, education coordinator at Florida’s GTM Reserve, honors the cultural history of the Gullah Geechee people in the Guana Peninsula—and in her own family history—through an educational folktale.
Pat Filardi, field volunteer at New Jersey’s Jacques Cousteau Reserve, shares his story of twelve years of involvement with scientific research at the Reserve—and he truly believes he’s gained more than he’s given.
Duane Draper, chair of the Inlet and Bay Stewards, traded New England snow for South Carolina pluff mud. And thanks in part to his volunteering with the North Inlet-Winyah Bay Reserve, he has no regrets.
Research technician Jacob Argueta grew up in the Pacific Northwest, where salmon populations are heavily impaired. Now, Alaska’s Kachemak Bay Reserve is inspiring him—and others—to promote a healthier coexistence.
Kerstin Wasson, research coordinator of California’s Elkhorn Slough Reserve, shares her story—and how invasive Batillaria snails have been an important part of it across her career, and the Reserve’s history.