Hi Julie

Congratulation on this well deserved award. Years ago you were an instrumental part of the Bay Program’s evolution into looking at new and critical issues like micro- plastics – and beyond pressing for understanding of new issues, you “deployed” innovative ideas on bringing visual information to decision makers. (wish i had the photos of high level bureaucts crammed into boat with “green goop!” ) Your transition through different roles within DC government helped the Program connect with urban issues. However, most signficantly, I note your tireless efforts to share the views of many different “stakeholders” with those in government as the Program tries to develop new ways to accellerate restoration. The Bay is at a tipping point and your energy and intellegence is essential in steering us into the best channels.

In admiration, Verna