Our volunteer, teacher and friend, Dr. David R. Cooper, passed away in May. We were, and still are, deeply saddened by the news. Many of us, from staff and volunteers to visitors and members, learned so much from him during walks on the CREW Marsh Trails.
In January, the education fund was renamed the Dr. David R. Cooper Education Fund and Dr. David was honored for his fifteen years of service as a volunteer for the CREW Trust. He retired from leading walks last season but spent many hours sitting at the trailheads, greeting visitors and sharing information about the trails.
To honor his memory, a plaque was installed on the railing of the seasonal marsh viewing platform. The spot was a stop on almost every one of Dr. David’s tours, where he would point out the ring of pines and then instruct his walkers to look up and watch for red-shouldered hawks.
For those wishing to honor Dr. David, we hope that this spot will offer you a quiet place to remember him and think back on the time spent learning from him on the trails.