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Where the Slab Cabin Runs II, by Jennifer Shuey


Remembering John Ziegler

Remembering Dr. John “Jack” Ziegler, a True Community Citizen

 John Ziegler, Stories of Land, Water, and People, ClearWater Conservancy circa 2005

November 10, 1924 – August 20, 2017

Obituary, John Ziegler, and Service Information

chocolateparty2    PA SEC John Ziegler, credit CDT, 3-19-02

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. 

 John Ziegler, Stories of Land, Water, and People, ClearWater Conservancy circa 2005


Obituary, John Ziegler, and Service Information

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.

ClearWater’s Mission

The mission of ClearWater Conservancy is to conserve and restore the natural resources through land conservation, water resource stewardship and environmental outreach across central Pennsylvania.