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April 12, 2024

DAVE SMITH: Long Time Supporter of CALC

Dave Smith

It is with great sadness that CALC announces the 5/4/15 passing of Dave Smith, CALC board member from 2006 through 2012. Dave had experience with another MI conservancy that was invaluable as he administered two important grants for CALC. He oversaw the Wildlife Corridor grant that brought awareness to the need for bear travel over private property from the Mitchell Swamp bear nursery. This grant was in conjunction with the Cadillac Area Community Foundation. He also oversaw the Advancing Conservancy Excellence grant from 2009 through 2011. This process projected
CALC into a greater level of professionalism. This grant was in conjunction with the Land Trust Alliance and Heart of the Lakes Center for Land Conservation Policy.

Marlene Loughmiller also passes.

   In other news, CALC is also saddened to say that Marlene Loughmiller has also passed. Marlene was married to Richard Loughmiller, former CALC Chairman. Marlene loved nature and was very forgiving of time that Richard spent with CALC. Marlene also was a real trooper as she and the Rocks would be the only volunteers picking up trash for the Save a Highway program. A set amount of miles was cleaned up semi-annually by CALC and Marlene was always by Dick’s side.