"'Towering' Conservationist Edgar Wayburn, Dies at 103"

"Honorary Sierra Club President and Presidential Medal of Freedom winner, Dr. Edgar Wayburn died late Friday night at his home in San Francisco in the presence of his family. He was 103.

The environmental community is mourning the death of the five-term president of the Sierra Club who spearheaded the preservation of millions of acres of natural lands in California and Alaska.

Sierra Club Deputy Executive Director, Bruce Hamilton said, 'Ed Wayburn was one of the towering figures on the national and world stage of conservation. He was the 20th Century John Muir.'"

Environment News Service had the story March 9, 2010.

Source: ENS, 03/10/2010