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Celebrating National Estuaries Week
Deanna Erickson, Director – Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve
Deanna Erickson is the Director of the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve, where she has worked on chi-gami ziibi, (the St. Louis River estuary) in education and programmatic leadership since 2011. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Management from the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point and a Master of Education from the University of Minnesota Duluth and has worked and volunteered in conservation, natural resource management, and environmental education since 1998. Deanna was awarded the 2014 Lake Superior Stewardship award by the Lake Superior Binational Forum for the development of the Rivers2Lake program and has been awarded over $2.5 million in grant funding to support the community and the Reserve. She is also the current chair of the Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education.
Isabelle Stinette, Restoration Manager – New York – New Jersey Harbor & Estuary Program
Isabelle Stinnette is the Restoration Manager at the New York – New Jersey Harbor & Estuary Program (HEP), where she works with partner agencies to further habitat restoration and monitoring effort and runs the inter-agency Restoration Work Group. Isabelle was the lead researcher and author in HEP’s State of the Estuary Report and organizes the ever-expanding annual conference. Isabelle has a Masters’ degree in Marine Science and a B.A. in environmental studies and writing.