Marine Conservation Institute names Lance Morgan CEO
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It’s refreshing – like a gentle summer breeze – watching someone who “walks the talk.” Or rather, in this case, rides on his words, living his ethics. Today’s example of that would be local biologist and environmental activist Lance Morgan.
The board of directors of the Marine Conservation Institute recently selected Lance as their new president and chief executive officer.
For the past several decades, beginning as a postdoctoral fellow, Lance has worked for the preservation of sea life. Professor Daniel Pauly, the world’s leading authority on global fisheries at the University of British Columbia Fisheries Science Centre says, “Lance Morgan is a really impressive scientist.”
Dr. Sylvia Earle said of her colleague, Lance, “All who care about the oceans should be celebrating today. The dolphins that frolic in the waves, the corals dwelling in the black depths and the Blue Earth, we live on should be celebrating because yet another outstanding scientist is leading the Marine Conservation Institute.” Earle finishes, “Lance is the real deal.”
And so it is. In fact, the reason why I introduced Lance as one who walks the talk is that I frequently see him zip by on O’Donnell Lane on his trek to and from work, always on his bicycle. Lance lives the life he believes in, preserving wildlife in our seas. Yet, he also participates in our community in real and meaningful ways. Lance and his family live in Glen Ellen and all of them volunteer locally. Most recently, Lance, along with his wife, Angela Morgan, and his son, Bodhi, were up at the Bouverie Preserve working with the Juniper Program in testing water quality on Stewart Creek. A simple task, but a telling way to educate young folks about the sanity of clean water, clear air and a dedication to environmentalism. Lance is a great role model for young folks who love the ocean and its abundant life forms.
The Marine Conservation Institute is dedicated to creating safe havens to protect marine life and to benefit the 7 billion people whose survival and well-being requires healthy oceans.
In other news this week, we applaud the efforts of Terry Ebinger who teaches courses on film at the Santa Rosa Junior College. Her next classes, beginning this fall, will be on “Hollywood before The Code” an interesting look at current issues through powerful films.
You can register for this Glen Ellen neighbor’s classes through www.santarosa/edu/communityed, searching for Terry Ebinger, or call 527-4372.
We also want to alert you to the quilt raffle ticket sales funding our Glen Ellen Village Fair, slated this year for Sunday, Oct. 14, when at high noon, the motley parade of local folks winds their way down Carquinez turning right onto Arnold to finish the short circuit of our town. Meanwhile, well-meaning folks are soliciting your donations in front of the Glen Ellen Village Market. Buy a quilt ticket to help fund our fabulous fair.
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