Don Riepe has been the Littoral Society's Jamaica Bay Program Director since 1985 .
With 25 years as a naturalist and manager of the National Park System’s Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Don is knowledgeable about and a staunch defender of wildlife and habitat in the urban littoral zone. Don frequently leads domestic and international field trips for the Society
He has led the Society’s efforts to coordinate the International Coastal Cleanup for the state of New York for more than 30 years, and initiated the derelict boat removal program known as Jamaica Bay Clean Sweep.
In 2004 he assumed the role of the Jamaica Bay Guardian.
He holds a Master of Science in Natural Resource Management from the University of New Hampshire.
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Don sits on the Board of the NYC Audubon Society and the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance and is a founding member and Secretary/Treasurer of the NYC Butterfly Club.
Don's work has been published in Scientific American, National Wildlife, Audubon, Defenders, Underwater Naturalist, Parade and The New York Times
Jamaica Bay Program Director
American Littoral Society
28 West 9th Road
Broad Channel, NY 11693