Georges River Land Trust loses a champion

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 12:45pm

Georges River Land Trust lost a quiet, influential, and important community member last week, Wickham Skinner.

Wick’s resume was a long one of excellence in teaching, corporate governance, and community involvement, and will, we know, be celebrated in his obituary and memorial service. We just want to express our appreciation for our relationship with this modest, genuine, and honest friend who did so much within this community for so many organizations including ours.

Wick worked with us over a period of 25 years as a mentor, and a champion of our conservation efforts. He was always generous with his time and pondered questions asked him with his open intellect and experience as a listener.

He delivered advice with a personal caring and grace which was always taken to heart by us because we knew he cared deeply.  

Wick acted upon his beliefs with certainty, and put a large piece of his beautiful land in a conservation easement to help protect forever a stretch of our treasured St. George River.

We will miss Wick.

Georges River Land Trust is committed to protecting the ecosystems and traditional heritage of the Georges River watershed region.

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John Hufnagel

Vice-chair, board of directors of Georges River Land Trust