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Jan Vandersloot's love of the environment

November 10, 2009 | 12:56 pm

Newjan Jan Vandersloot, the Orange County environmental activist who died Nov. 4, was a dermatologist with a practice in Huntington Beach. He discussed the roots of his interest in the environment in a 2003 interview with Dermatology Times, tracing his passion to his youth in New Jersey

"I like birds. I would shovel snow off the ground to put birdseed down. That's what got me up in the morning," he said. "Since high school I've just loved watching the beautiful little creatures that were flying back and forth. That fascinated me."

-- Keith Thursby

Photo: Jan Vandersloot in 2002. Credit: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times