Don Torino, a friend of this blog, writes a weekly column for wildnewjersey.tv. His latest column is about this year’s winners of the BCAS Conservation Award, Mark Becker (the Meadowlands Conservation Trust board member who died tragically earlier this year) and Lori Charkey of Bergen SWAN. Here’s a sample:
Over the years I have personally had the great pleasure to observe Mark and Lori in action, working tirelessly and unwaveringly to save and protect our environment.
Always unselfishly and forever with the environment first, Lori and Mark will always be a shining example of what the Environmental movement should be and what it was always supposed to truly be.
Sadly we lost Mark to a tragic accident back in February. The loss was heartbreaking not only to everyone who knew Mark and cared about our Earth but also to Lori his partner of more than 30 years.
The sadness of his loss still reverberates with all who knew and loved him, but through his example our resolve to protect our environment will always thrive and endure.
A link to the column is here.