Josh Romeis was an adventurer as well as a passionate and practical scientist. A St. Louis University High School graduate, Josh studied environmental science and hydrology, ultimately receiving a doctorate from the University of Georgia.
His dissertation and post-doctoral research involved working closely with poultry operations to develop methods of reducing phosphorous run-off into local streams.
Sadly, Josh was unable to realize his passion and dreams due to a fatal episode of altitude sickness that took his life while he was hiking with friends in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Josh’s parents, Dana and Jim Romeis, sought to find a way to honor their son’s memory. The Romeises decided that a gift to The Nature Conservancy, which would help fund projects along the Current River, would be a wonderful way to pay tribute to Josh’s life.
Dana explained what this gift meant to her: “The Conservancy has given us the opportunity to remember Josh in a way that has strength, honor, and longevity. We thank you for that gift.”
The Nature Conservancy in Missouri is grateful for this special gift to honor a special gifted son.
For more information on honor or memorial gifts, please contact Anna Babcock at (314) 968-1105 or email@example.com.February 21, 2012