On this past January 26th, long time member Ned Stuits, age 88, passed away. Ned was a navy veteran, having served during World War II. During his career he was a teacher, football and basketball coach. Ned retired to the Kaleva area in Manistee County.
Ned was a founding member of the Michigan Conservation Foundation, who we have worked with very closely over these years.
Ned cared deeply about the conservation of our natural resources and the natural world that our grandchildren will inherit. Ned not only supported our organization, he believed in our mission and urged many times to continue on the path that we have taken. He was also deeply concerned over the lack of involvement in our natural resources by our young people.
Bon Voyage, Ned. You will be missed. Read more about Ned here.