Dr. Lenore Tedesco, our Executive Director has been selected as Stone Harbor’s Citizen of the Year. At its Fall General Membership meeting on Saturday, September 12, Stone Harbor Property Owners Association President Jeff Alderton provided the following comments:

“Dr Tedesco is an absolutely dedicated professional in the areas of Marine Geology and Geophysics. Her credentials are astounding, both professionally and personally. Her schooling is beyond reproach. She is a researcher, a teacher, an organizer, a leader, and a woman who has made an significant impact on Stone Harbor, our surrounding communities, and quite frankly, the world at large. Her skills and abilities have strengthened one of our true treasures in town – the Bird Sanctuary. She takes enormous pride in preserving, protecting, and restoring natural resources, which is evidenced by all the work she has done on Stone Harbor Point, from 122nd street into the dune section clear to the bridge. She is known for making a difference, she treads lightly to get things accomplished, she imparts wisdom to colleagues and students alike, motivating them to constantly do better, and she makes no small plans.”

The Wetlands Institute staff, volunteers and Board of Trustees would like to congratulate Lenore on this well-deserved award!