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Thu, Mar 12, 2015, 1:06 pm // John Servais
Robyn du Pre` was the real thing. I remember one of the countless port public meetings on the waterfront where she just plain called bullshit on the port for making a charade of the public process. They wanted to divide us into little groups and Robyn was having none of it. She could speak strongly to their faces in a public meeting and not back down - and yet leave everyone feeling positive. She had a velvet hammer. I envied that. But much more, I admired this person who refused to be co-opted by the powers that be. She put our local environment way above her own personal career. She was the real thing.
We all knew she had cancer but it still caught me and others I've talked to this morning by surprise. As one said, he thought she was too tough to die young. One person whom Robyn mentored suggested that instead of finding someone to write a comprehensive tribute or memorial to her, that I provide a starter and perhaps others will provide more. So please add personal thoughts or stories about Robyn that you think others would enjoy or that you think we all should know. Personal stories are always most appreciated.
If you are not registered for commenting, I will respond as fast as possible to enabling your posting if you apply. Perhaps someone can email a photo of her with permission for use here. Actually, we can post several if they are sent.
Related Links:-> Video of Robyn presenting a report on abandoned net removals in the Salish Sea for the SeaDoc Society in February 2014.
-> Tribute to Robyn with photo of her recently - in Olympic Peninsula Environmental News.
Thu, Mar 12, 2015, 1:06 pm // John ServaisAdd your thoughts and remembrances. Robyn du Pre` was a stalwart and true environmental advocate for Bellingham and Whatcom County. She died this week.
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