DNR Names Wildlife Employee of the Year
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DNR Names Wildlife Employee of the Year

Peter Stango (Center) with Wildlife & Heritage's Kerrie Kyde and Jonathan McKnight

Peter Stango (Center) with Wildlife & Heritage’s Kerrie Kyde and Jonathan McKnight

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Wildlife Advisory Commission named Peter Stango its 2012 Wildlife Employee of the Year at an award ceremony on November 20 in Annapolis. As the Assistant State Community Ecologist, Stango dedicates his time and energy to protecting Maryland’s natural heritage and is a true team player, always helping his fellow colleagues.

“Peter is hardworking, generous with his time and expertise, a terrific problem solver, and is the techie go-to guy for many of the Wildlife and Heritage Services field staff,” said DNR Wildlife and Heritage Acting Director Karina Stonesifer.

DNR recognizes Stango for his exemplary service in applying new digital tools allowing easier, faster and more accurate data collection for DNR’s field staff.  He is also responsible for designing easy-access forms for keeping digital records of rare, threatened and endangered species.

“Peter Stango is somebody I’m proud to work with and glad to have on my team, said Invasive Plant Ecologist Kerrie Kyde. “He’s really done a remarkable job in the last year and deserves to be recognized as Employee of the Year.”