RE: NANFA-- a sad loss in the desert

Jay DeLong (
Thu, 20 Jun 2002 10:41:21 -0700

> I just got this from Phil Pister of the Desert Fishes Council. It's a
> forwarded message from Martin R. Brittan about the passing of a good
> friend of natives fishes, and of NANFA: Tom Webster. I spent a weekend
> at Ash Meadows with Tom a few years ago, and he was a sweet and
> wonderful man. This is very sad news for me, and is even sadder for
> Peter Unmack, who worked closely with Tom to create the Desert Springs
> Action Committee website.

And sadder yet for his wife, Kaz, who was his partner in his work. This is
sad, indeed, for many of us. I've gotten to know Tom via the Internet and
looked forward to the day I could meet him in person. I hope others will be
inspired to carry on his work.

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA
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