Wardens and volunteers, comings and goingsMar 11th, 2009 | By admin | Category: Programme News
At the end of February we said a sad farewell to one of our Blue Iguana Wardens, Cameron Richardson. Cam had been with us first as a regular volunteer, and came on staff in summer last year. Missing his friends, family and roots in his native Australia, Cam very reluctantly decided although he loved his work here deeply, he needed to return home. We will miss his infectious enthusiasm, dedication, excellent work, and friendship.
Several volunteers are helping our first Warden, John Marotta, bridge the gap while we complete the hiring process for Cam’s successor. From Cayman, local “Durty Reid’s” Alberto Estovanovich has been enjoying volunteering at the captive facility, taking a breath outdoors before the next phase of his business ventures. Hannah Reid, a local student preparing to start college, is satisfying her love of nature as she helps feed the growing Blue youngsters in our care. Our wonderful Sunday troopers Sheilagh Rickard and Stu Petch have been there for us, as always. And from Colorado, Team Blue volunteer Amy Rothenberg is with us for at least the month of March, happily involved in the daily routine of the captive breeding and head-starting facility.
The Blues seem to appreciate the quality of care they have been getting. Our youngsters are growing at the fastest rate we have ever recorded!