Lois Garlick was our hero / NorthwestCitizen, John Servais

Lois Garlick, 1920 – 2015

Thu, Jul 09, 2015, 8:27 am  John Servais

Lois Garlick died peacefully in her sleep on June 28 at age 95.  She and her husband George, who died several years ago, were awarded the first Environmental Heros award by Re-Sources.  It was obvious and symbolic.  Their environmental stewardship predated by decades the beginning of the modern enviro movement in the early 1970s.  They were called conservationists in the old days – but their efforts served as a model for many of today’s environmental leaders.  They were steadfast and action oriented.  They were also very effective.  They helped save Chuckanut Island from development and they acted as the legal stewards of the island for decades, protecting in practice what had been protected legally.  Their accomplishments were many – and most of their efforts are still serving our enviromental needs today. […]

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