Board member Deborah Alberts, a resident of Durham, N.H., joined the Great Bay Stewards board this winter.  “Our family has lived on the Oyster River for the past 25 years where we enjoy kayaking, sculling, swimming, and bird watching,” she says. “I value a healthy and revitalized Great Bay as a vital legacy for our generations to come. Tidal estuaries, in New Hampshire and elsewhere, are fragile ecosystems in need of protection to preserve their natural state. Many people are not aware that 80 percent of the fish we eat spend a part of their life cycle in our endangered estuaries.”

Alberts is a retired English teacher with 29 years experience in the New Hampshire public schools.  She also enjoys travel, gardening, and reading.  She’s already become a tremendous asset to the Board, especially helping out with the Art of Great Bay show and sale.