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Noel De Nevers
Our great friend and Fearless Leader of many river trips, ski trips, hiking and camping outings, Noel died Friday afternoon of a probable heart attack and fall down the basement stairs. It was quick and unexpected. Obituary here: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/saltlaketribune/obituary.aspx?n=noel-de-nevers&pid=191203320
It is with saddened hearts that we share with club members the passing of Craig Anderson. Craig has been a long-time member of the Wasatch Mountain Club and has been the primary driver behind the success of the club Halloween Party for the last 30 years. Craig was full of dance and swagger at the 2018 Halloween party, changing into three different costumes! Craig passed away December 27, 2018. Services will be held early next week. Details can be found at the following link: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/craig-anderson-obituary?pid=191142967
Alexis Kelner Conservation Award
In 1988, the Alexis Kelner Conservation Award was established to recognize those who have given distinguished service to the cause of Utah Conservation. The establishment of the awards was, in fact, a formalization of a trend started some years earlier for honoring individuals who had contributed significantly to the preservation and conservation of Utah’s public lands.
In November 2018, the WMC recognized the Corner Canyon Trails Foundation, which has been instrumental in promoting and protecting the open space areas of Draper and constructing an extensive network of multi-use hiking/biking/equestrian trails. The mission of the Foundation is “Making mountain adventures possible through pathways to the outdoors in the Corner Canyon and surrounding areas.” The WMC board recently approved a $5,000 grant to assist the Corner Canyon Trails Foundation in building the new “Phantom” hiking-only trail in the Ghost Falls area.
A complete list of past Alexis Kelner Conservation Award recipients can be found on the WMC website under the General Menu, or by clicking this link.
Pa Parry Award
Pa Parry Award: Clarence (Pa) Parry was one of the early members of the Wasatch Mountain Club and a jeweler by trade. In 1954, Pa initiated an award to be given to a member who had given exceptional service to the Club.
In November 2018, the WMC honored Brett Smith for all of the volunteer work he has done for the Wasatch Mountain Club including serving on the board, organizing numerous hiking tours, his extensive back country knowledge, leading the WMC team of the multi-agency Mt. Olympus Saddle-to-Summit cairn building project, his many years of coordination and leadership on the Mt. Olympus trailhead trash and graffiti cleanup team, his years of work on Bonneville Shoreline Trail in many segments, and his liaison with the Bonneville Shoreline Trail Committee.
A complete list of past Pa Parry award recipients can be found on the WMC website under the General Menu, or by clicking this link.
WMC Approve Corner Canyon Grant
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