Lisa Cox, public information officer at San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex, shares the story of just one of the people who make up the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
|Don Wilson guides students in moving dirt around to the right places to help create trails at the Anza Schoolyard Habitat project site in El Cajon, California. Photo by Lisa Cox/USFWS|
Over the past 20 years with the U.S. Navy, veteran Donald Wilson, a security/anti-terrorism specialist, has been deployed to the Middle East five times, the Mediterranean and Guantanamo Bay, and he has been stationed at seven permanent duty stations around the United States and overseas. During his time on medical limited duty at Balboa Naval Medical Center in San Diego, he was introduced to San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex by his case manager for Operation Warfighter.
Project Leader Andy Yuen kicked off Wilson’s stay there with a tour of the four national wildlife refuges in the complex – San Diego, San Diego Bay, Seal Beach and Tijuana Slough – and soon after, Wilson got to work.