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August 19, 2018

CALC Lost a Friend – (George) William Irvine

(George) William Irvine

It is with sadness that we join the family of Bill Irvine in announcing his passing May 13, 2016.

Bill was one of CALC’s earliest board members when CALC was just still getting off the ground. Bill served from 2001 through 2004. He served with co-founders George Rock and Tom Rensberry and also Dick Loughmiller, Jim Peteresen, Fred Sprague  and John Grix; to name a few.

At that time there were very few board members with the type of skills that Bill brought to the board. His background in natural resources was a much needed skill that kept CALC’s mission in the forefront.

Bill was a forester and wildlife biologist for the Huron-Manistee National Forest. He played a major part in the recovery team that helped save the endangered Kirtland’s Warbler. In later years he still attended conservancy events with a smile on his face.

He will be remembered fondly.