Friday, November 12, 2010

Tom Damiani: advocate for the birds

Because I don’t know how our society would function without them, I have a particular interest in knowing more about volunteers, why people become volunteers, remain volunteers but you so I interviewed Tom Damiani, who is an especially successful leader of volunteers. As one of volunteers, I got to know Tom this summer.

This is a very local story. Tom is on the board of the North Fork Audubon Society and runs its Endangered Species Program, a project designed to protect the piping plovers and least terns on the North Fork beaches of Long Island.

He talks about an entire life devoted to learning about birds and protecting them. He is a musician which accounts for his ability to capture the songs of numerous birds. Please listen to his story. It's wonderful!