The Mountain Lake Conservancy's purpose is to further Mary Moody Northen's desire to forge bonds between people and nature in Mountain Lake's unique environment.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Sharron-Mays Memorial Grove
Last week we held a memorial to honor the late Olen Sharron and Warren Mays. Olen and Warren were both big advocates in helping treat our hemlocks at Mt. Lake. We received many donations in their honor and decided to create a memorial. Back in July, we picked out a sandstone boulder from the lakebed that was smooth from years of water erosion. Ralph Johnson from McCoy's Funeral Home in Blacksburg came to pick the stone up and took it to his engraving shop. As you can see, he is an amazing artist! We placed the stone at the north end of the lake along the Indian Trail where the hemlock grove is vibrant and healthy, thanks to Olen and Warren's dedication to protecting the hemlocks.
The Sharron and May's family and friends came up for the memorial. Becky Sharron stands proudly next to the stone.