Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Marge Gibson Named a "Person of the Decade" in North Central Wisconsin

We are proud to announce our Executive Director, Marge Gibson, was named one of the "persons of the decade" in North-Central Wisconsin. On Sunday, January 31, the Wausau Daily Herald published a special section honoring 50 people in our region who have been influential and have had a important, positive impact during the past decade. (link below) We here at REGI are proud and happy that Marge Gibson was included in that select group. We know how hard Marge works and how deeply passionate she is about birds. We know that she is committed to the importance of education, using the birds as ambassadors and educational partners to explain the environmental issues affecting all of us. We see her work tirelessly to promote understanding of problems that all birds encounter, and to compassionately care for each individual bird brought to REGI with her unique, caring expertise.

( Photo: During an eagle release this past Sunday January 31, 2010 on the lower Wisconsin River. )

Marge has influenced people world wide as well as in our area. Her enthusiasm and strong sense of purpose are clearly evident to everyone she meets, and her passion brings out the best in all of us who know and work with her. From all of us on the staff here at REGI, we say congratulations, Marge, for a well-deserved honor. We know what a special, truly influential, person she is.

A link to the article is below.

Steve Fisher
REGI Education Director

( Photo: Marge Gibson while doing field research on Bald Eagles in Alaska in 1989.)

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