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.


Sara Peel
Director, Watershed Projects

Sara Peel, CLM was hired in 2009 to coordinate the watershed and education and outreach efforts of the Wabash River Enhancement Corporation.  Sara received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry from Alma College and her Master of Science degree in Environmental Science from the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs.  Sara has over 14 years of water quality and watershed management experience. She currently serves as the President for the Indiana Lakes Management Society, is a board member on the Indiana Water Monitoring Council and the North American Lakes Management Society, and is a representative to the Indiana Lakes Management Work Group. Sara is a TogetherGreen Fellow with Audubon’s TogetherGreen program in partnership with Toyota.



Don Staley
Project Manager

Don Staley, ASLA, LEED® AP, joined the Wabash River Enhancement Corporation team in March, 2016 to provide river corridor planning and project assistance, and to assist with community outreach and education efforts.  Don is a registered landscape architect with a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Georgia.  He is experienced in ecological, urban, and riverfront design and planning.  Don also has experience in storm water and native planting design, and cultural landscape research.  Don is a LEED® Accredited Professional and a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the WREC Steering and Education Committees, and the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce Sustainability Committee.



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