Statement of American Rivers on the passing of Claude Terry

November 25, 2019
Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145

Bob Irvin, President of American Rivers, released the following statement on the passing of Director Emeritus Claude Terry, one of the founders of American Rivers, and a lifelong champion for river conservation:

“Claude is a river hero, one of the great champions of the conservation movement. Claude was instrumental in protecting rivers in the Southeast, from the Chattahoochee to the Chattooga. As a founder of American Rivers he has had a positive impact on rivers nationwide.”

“Claude was a friend and supporter of American Rivers for our entire 47 year history.  He was an inspiration and source of wise advice for me and other American Rivers staff.  We recognized his ongoing service to our organization by naming him a Director Emeritus in 2018.”

“We can all benefit from Claude’s example of working tirelessly for clean water, healthy rivers and wild places, while also remembering to get out and enjoy the rivers we love.”

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