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Stanton Lambert
Executive Director

Stanton Lambert was hired in July, 2005 to be the first Executive Director of the Wabash River Enhancement Corporation.  His background is in the field of Parks and Recreation.  He was the Superintendent of Parks and Recreation for the City of Richmond, Indiana for 11 years, and prior to that he was the Department Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Greencastle, Indiana.  Stanton has worked on the following corridor projects:   

- Whitewater River Gorge Park - An urban riverfront corridor park in Richmond, Indiana

- Cardinal Greenway Rail Trail - A five county, 70 mile long rail-trail corridor

- National Road Heritage Trail - A 150 mile trail along the historic National Road All American National Scenic Byway across Indiana

Stanton has a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resources from Ball State University, and a Master of Science degree in Public Park and Recreation Administration from Indiana University.  He is a life long Hoosier and grew up in Huntington County along the banks of the Wabash River in Markle, Indiana.

Contact Stanton at slambert@wabashriver.net or 765-420-8505.


Shannon Stanis
Watershed Coordinator

Shannon joined WREC in January of 2018 to coordinate our water quality initiatives.  They have a strong background in ecology, community organizing, and outdoor education.  Shannon has Bachelor of Science Degree in Integrative Biology and Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, and a Master of Science degree in Forestry and Natural Resources from Purdue University.  They strive to make ecologically conscious decision making easier for citizens and incorporated into city planning.  In their free time, Shannon advocates for a safe cycling community and conducts prescribed fires for ecosystem restoration. 

Contact Shannon at sstanis@wabashriver.net or 765-807-1094.



Maritza Villalobos-Lopez
Resource Specialist

Maritza joined WREC in April of 2018 as the resource specialist. Maritza is currently working on obtaining her Environmental and Ecological Engineering from Purdue University. Maritza works on education and outreach, volunteer recruitment, and best management practice maintenance.  By working at WREC Maritza strives to assure that the community is aware of the difference everyone can make on the Wabash River by being a good river neighbor and enjoy the great natural resource we have flowing right through the Lafayette Area.