Clarke A. Chambers June 3, 1921 – July 28, 2015
During this week of giving thanks with family, the Kinnickinnic River Land Trust (KRLT) remembers with gratitude the lasting gifts of Clarke A. Chambers to the community and to the Kinni River. Clarke, together with his wife Florence and their son Robert, donated the first easement to the land trust in 1995. The Chambers’ easement also granted to the public the permanent right to walk on the riverbank of their property, which set a precedent for protection and public benefit. All Kinni river-front conservation easements since this first one have also granted public walking rights.
Clarke passed away earlier this year after a distinguished career on the University of Minnesota faculty. We are thankful for his modern pioneering spirit and stewardship of his piece of the Kinni canyon. To see Clarke’s obituary, please click on the following link: Obituary.
November 9, 1932 – March 7, 2015
The Kinni River and the Kinnickinnic River Land Trust (KRLT) lost a dear friend and steward with the passing of Lyle P. Johnson. To see Lyle’s obituary please click on the following link: Obituary.
Lyle’s legacy lives on in the stewardship and partnership he and his wife, Roberta, cultivated with the KRLT to conserve and protect the land. Please watch the short video of Roberta and Lyle discussing their decision to conserve their farm:
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Dan Wilcox, manager of our Kelly Creek Preserve, has requested a call for volunteers to work at the Kelly Creek Preserve on Saturday, March 28. His request said in part:
“We will clear fallen trees from along the perimeter of the prairie so that a fire break can be mowed. Volunteers should wear heavy boots, long sleeves and gloves for stacking brush. Volunteers with their own chain saw, fuel, oil and safety gear are welcome. We will meet at the Kelly Creek Preserve parking area at 9:00 a.m. and will work until 12:00 or 1:00.”
This is very important work that must be completed to help us prepare the site for a much needed burn this spring. Your help will be greatly appreciated. Please email both me at (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Kim at Kim@kinniriver.org if you can come so we can let Dan know how big his crew will be. Even working a couple of hours will be very helpful to us.
We look forward to hearing from you!