Estuary Pearls is a publication of the San Francisco Estuary Partnership, the same folks who publish ESTUARY News. This month, Pearls looks back at the careers of some recent retirees from the world of Estuary science and management. Dennis McEwan finished work on the 430-acre Yolo Flyway Farms Tidal Habitat Restoration Project in September 2018. A month later, he retired. A career spent monitoring imperiled fish has given Randy Baxter a strong sense of the vulnerability of aquatic ecosystems. Jan Thompson has always been most interested in what happens down at the bottom of the Bay. After nearly 30 years in refuge management on public lands, Anne Morkill is leaving government, but not wildlife, behind. Bob Fujimura spent his entire career with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. “The Bay is a jewel ― can you imagine if it stunk like it did in the ’50s or if it was green with algae?” asks retiring Executive Director of the Bay Area Clean Water Agencies (BACWA) David Williams.. Rainer Hoenicke is optimistic about the changes he saw in his five years as the Delta Stewardship Council’s Science Director. Read all Pearls stories by clicking here.