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Coastal Watch welcomes new leadership

By COASTAL WATCH - | Sep 28, 2020

PHOTO PROVIDED Harry W. “Pete” Squibb

Coastal Watch recently welcomed Harry W. “Pete” Squibb to its Advisory Committee as chairman.

He has a Bachelor of Science in forestry and wildlife management from Michigan Technological University. Squibb worked with the USDA Soil Conservation Service (now Natural Resources Conservation Service) providing technical expertise for projects along Lake Michigan’s shoreline.

He then worked as a wildlife biologist with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources for 32 years, where Squibb spent a career promoting and overseeing upland and wetland habitat development in Michigan. He retired as assistant chief of the wildlife division.

After retiring from state government in 2015, Squibb formed a wildlife consulting business and provided expertise for management of habitat and wildlife populations to state agencies and large private landowners throughout the Great Lakes region.

Since his retirement, Squibb helped form the fledgling group “Captains for Clean Water.” Two years ago, he was elected as president of the Sanibel Fly Fishers Club. With the assistance of dedicated volunteers, it is now one of the premier fly-fishing clubs in the area and advocates for sound scientific management of water resources in the Lee County area.