"There are few things in life as noble or as satisfying as preserving a bit of the living planet." Paul Knoop. Jr.
Paul Knoop, Jr.
"At the age of 80, Paul continues to be a champion of the land through his eloquent writings on behalf of meadows and woodlands, parks and forests- his writing speaks directly to people's hearts. Like a modern-day Muir, Paul's sphere of influence is as far-reaching as his countless students and friends across the Midwest. He will long be remembered as the Patriarch of Ohio Naturalists."Taken from the George B. Fell Award presentation text.
No one was more pleased than I, to attend the banquet where Paul Knoop, Jr. received the George B. Fell Award. This is the highest award given by Natural Areas and Ohio's favorite naturalist son, Paul Knoop, Jr. was an outstanding pick by the committee.
There was much joy in Mud-ville, Rock Hollow, and every other natural habitat found in Ohio!
|Cathy and Paul Knoop, Jr. (holding award)|
Paul and Cathy are staples at Camp Oty'okwa the Big Brothers and Big Sisters camp situated in the Hocking Hills. I had the good fortune to meet Paul through Flora-Quest. He has always been one of our key leaders and a vital part of our program. His main career was spent as an educator at the Aullwood Audubon Center in Dayton, where he started leading Audubon Society field trips when he was just 14 years old.
|Dr. Reed Noss, Paul Knoop, Jr and Steve McKee|
|Three Cowboys, the good guys, Paul Knoop, Jr., Eric Miller and Steve McKee|
Nature has some excellent friends in Ohio, and one of them, Paul Knoop, Jr. has just been nationally recognized for being the unassuming super-star that we already love and respect.