Bay Nature mourns the untimely passing of David Yearsley, the founder and executive director of the Friends of the Petaluma River, in September 2011. David was absolutely passionate about getting people on “the Petaloo,” knowing that once he had them out on his boat, he’d get them involved in protecting the river. His life and work exemplified the term “steward,” as he led campaigns for cleaner water (Ellis Creek Wastewater Treatment facility), for open space along the river (Tolay Creek Regional Park), and for creation of a River Heritage Center near downtown Petaluma (which now bears his name). He leaves a legacy of a healthier river and a community of people dedicated to celebrating and defending it. Sail on, David!
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On October 4, 2015, the Committee for Green Foothills honored Bay Nature co-founders David Loeb and Malcolm Margolin (publisher of Heyday Books) for their significant contributions to the Bay Area nature community.
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