I noted on my calendar Lorrie Otto would have been 99 years old on Sunday, September 9, 2018. Although she is gone, I think of her almost daily as I wonder through or look over my yard. If she hadn’t been so feisty, I would never have had the opportunity to enjoy the environment we do.
As I was looking through the Internet for recent writings about the Godmother of the Natural Landscaping Movement, I noticed a new article by Bill Berry who is a Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame (WCHF) Governor and also a columnist for the Madison Capital Times. He recently wrote a column featuring Lorrie Otto entitled “Will we survive the current batch of ‘environmental terrorist’?” He talks about the heroes of the environmental movement started in the 1960s like Lorrie Otto and the Citizens Natural Resources Association (CNRA), and about the terrorists who are today dismantling Nixon’s EPA.
It’s a good read. I especially liked the final para which reads “Will we survive the current batch of “environmental terrorists”? Maybe. Personally, I wish Lorrie Otto was still alive so I could watch her tear Pruitt apart.” I would, too!
See also Lorrie Otto’s Birthday September 9th.
In her memory, contribute to the Wild Ones Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Program.