Monthly Membership Meetings

Second Tuesday of the Month, September Through May

TIME: 7:30 P.M.

PLACE: Freeport Memorial Library

144 W. Merrick Rd.

(at S. Ocean Ave.)


NEXT MEETING


DATE: Tuesday, April 14, 2015

SPEAKER: Don Riepe

TOPIC: Iceland: Puffins, Glaciers, Waterfalls


Iceland is an amazing place with numerous bird cliffs, volcanic formations, majestic

waterfalls, and open space. It’s a country of only 325,000 people and lots of seabird

colonies. Almost everyone speaks English. There’s very little traffic, virtually no

crime, good highways, great accommodations, and everyone accepts U.S. dollars and

credit cards. Our guest speaker has led seven field trips to Iceland and will show

photographs of much of the flora and fauna, volcanic landscapes, glaciers, and

overall incredible scenery. Join us!


Don Riepe has an M.S. in Natural Resource Management from the University of New

Hampshire. He is currently the Director of the Northeast Chapter for the American

Littoral Society, and serves on the Advisory Committee of New York City Audubon

and the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance Board. He is co-chair of the Jamaica Bay

Task Force and a long-standing member of the Wildlife Hazard Task Force at JFK

Airport. 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. In 2003 he was named the “Jamaica Bay Guardian” by the New York State

Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). An avid photographer, his

photographs have been published in many magazines, including National Wildlife,

National Geographic, Smithsonian, and New York State Conservationist (published

by DEC), and in The New York Times.

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