Remembering John Ziegler
Remembering Dr. John “Jack” Ziegler, a True Community Citizen
November 10, 1924 – August 20, 2017
In addition to a devoted friend, family, and community member, Dr. John Ziegler was a long time supporter of ClearWater Conservancy. He was an enthusiastic and dedicated public servant who served as a board member for 11 years between 1983-2001 and as Board President in 1988. He was a key member of a long list of organizations, associations, councils and clubs, giving him a reputation for being “committed to bringing people-strangers, old friends, or organizations as a whole-together, undeterred by obstacles.”
Barbara Fisher, co-founder of ClearWater Conservancy remembers Dr. Ziegler fondly and writes, “Early on we had the good fortune to have John Ziegler help build the legacy of ClearWater. He was recruited to serve as our leader at a fragile time of our history. Instinctively, professionally, and effectively, he set us on course and paved the way for staff development. His support for many an outdoor event provided logistical planning skills and unforgettable refreshment. He was the consummate in our outreach to the public, generously sharing his time and energy in so many creative ways.” -Barbara Fisher, ClearWater Conservancy Founding Member
The board and staff at ClearWater extend our heartfelt sympathies to John’s family, as well as our sincere gratitude for his commitment to conserving our local natural resources and inspiring others to follow in his footsteps.
Based in State College, ClearWater Conservancy is the foremost land trust and natural resource conservation organization in central Pennsylvania. Since 1980, ClearWater has worked to improve central Pennsylvania for all through land conservation, water resource protection, and environmental outreach to the community.