One thing all the staffers said they worried about is how the remaining staff will cope with extra workload. It's possible something will have to give.
"We run a seven-day a week shop, so after Anita leaves in late September, we're going to have to look in the mirror and see if we can run a seven-day a week shop," Thompson said.
For Sanchez, those concerns are accompanied by the worry the gateway to environmental awareness might be shut for some, especially schoolchildren who make use of the center's resources.
"The main thing about Five Rivers, of course, is the people," she said. "For so many people, we're the entry point, we're the place where people discover they love nature.""