Margaret Peterson Comfort, Wetland Education Specialist
A native of upstate New York, Peg
grew up swimming in Torch Lake, where her
family has vacationed since 1918.
She earned degrees in American Studies and Secondary Education from Purdue University.
Later she lived in Minnesota, where she earned a master's degree in Environmental Studies from Bemidji State University and fell in love with loons.
Peg served as the first Board secretary for ISEA in 1989.
teaching career with Bellaire Public Schools
students to the Schoolship
Program every spring.
also has been active in environmental protection in the Elk River/ Chain of Lakes Watershed in Antrim County.
Her work with ISEA began in 2003 as the director for the Lee Endowment for Global Freshwater and Global Freshwater Initiative.
Recently, she has served as a wetland education specialist with ISEA.
lives on Torch Lake with her
husband Tom, son Rob and two Labradors: Jetta and K.C.
is currently working on ISEA's Coastal Education Outreach project funded by the Michigan DEQ Coastal Management Program.