Jan Vandersloot will be remembered for being many things to many people. He was a husband, father, physician and unyielding, tireless fighter for the environment.
When Vandersloot suddenly passed away Nov. 4, the world lost a wonderful man. If you did not know Vandersloot then you may have seen the products of his labors when you walked at Bolsa Chica State Park, rode your bike through Fairview Park, or when you surfed the waters off Huntington Beach.
To Vandersloot there was no part of nature that was too small to protect. He fought hard to protect today’s environment so that future generations can enjoy it. He was not timid toward any challenge and always came forth with new ideas and bold environmental projects.