In Memorium

Bob Stankelis Manager, 2005-2020

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the loss of our beloved leader and friend..Bob leaves a legacy filled with people, creatures and places that he made better through his influence. The Reserve fosters resilient estuaries and watersheds, and we were fortunate to have Bob with us furthering that critical mission by promoting scientific research, education, training, and restoration, conservation and stewardship. Bob had a special combination of qualities; he was passionate and logical, fierce and gentle, dogged and creative. In addition to being an extraordinary leader of the Reserve for over 15 years, Bob was a cherished friend and an overall wonderful person.