Statement On The Passing Of Marty Illick

“Marty worked tirelessly for decades to protect Lewis Creek, as well as other streams in the Champlain Valley and Lake Champlain.  I have looked to Marty’s work as the prototype of how much a committed local watershed organization can accomplish, and to the Lewis Creek Association as an inspiration for local implementation grants offered through the Lake Champlain program.  Marty’s and Terrence’s deaths are tragic and untimely.  But all Vermonters should know that they have left an indelible positive imprint on their community and on Vermont, and their legacy will continue with all of the watershed stewards they inspired.”