We must, with very heavy hearts, report the loss of a wonderful friend and environmental educator. Ross Andrews suddenly and unexpectedly passed away on Friday, October 25th. Ross was most recently the executive director of the Center for Human-Earth Restoration (CHER), was a certified environmental educator and also served as the first director of the Walnut Creek Wetlands Center in Raleigh. He remained active with the Partners for Environmental Justice in Raleigh and had served in several other environmental education and environmental science capacities. Ross had also published scientific papers and was a published poet as well. You can view his obituary and online guest book at this link.
Please see the information below from Randy Senzig, the president of CHER, who together with Ross developed a unique program that connected adults and children to the natural world on conservation lands and other wild places around the Triangle. Ross lived his commitment to the environment and the people that live in it. He will certainly be missed by us at the office and many, many others.
January 12, 2014
|Triangle Land Conservancy and the Center for Human-Earth Restoration will host a hike on the new Walnut Hill Farm in part as a memorial to Ross Andrews on January 12, 2014 from 1 to 4 pm. See The Triangle Land Conservancy website for detail or call Randy Senzig, 919-270-9682.|
January 25, 2014
|The Partners for Environmental Justice, Walnut Creek Wetland Center and the Center for Human-Earth Restoration will host a memorial service for Ross Andrews at the Walnut Creek Wetland Center on January 25 from 1 to 4 pm.|
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