Don Riepe is the Director of the American Littoral Society’s Northeast Chapter that encompasses New York and the New England states. In 2003 he was named the Jamaica Bay Guardian by the NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation. Current projects include Jamaica Bay Clean Sweep, a project which includes annual beach cleanups and removal of derelict boats; wildlife surveys, annual barn owl and osprey banding, marsh restoration planting, resource education programs and walks, and routine patrols of the bay. His past work included a 25-year career as a resource management specialist and manager of the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge for the National Park Service. An avid photographer, his photographs and articles have been published in many magazines including National Wildlife, National Geographic, Smithsonian, The Conservationist and The New York Times.