Contact: Bonnie Strawser - 252-473-1131
News ReleaseJuly 7, 2006
Photos by Jeff Lewis
Friends of Harry Timmons gather to remember his life and his work on Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge.
Dedicated Refuge Volunteer Remembered at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
Last week, friends of Harry Timmons gathered on the Salt Flats overlook to remember Harry and honor his volunteer contributions by placing a small memorial plaque on the overlook near the place he loved best. A short dedication ceremony commemorated and celebrated of the life of Harry Timmons, resident of Nags Head, Pea Island volunteer, and Coastal Wildlife Refuge Society board member. Although his refuge volunteer efforts only spanned two years, the impact that Harry left on the refuge will be remembered for years to come. Harry will missed by Pea Island visitors, staff, and volunteers because of his passion for birding and his willingness to complete any task to benefit the refuge. He could be seen many early mornings on the Salt Flats Wildlife Trail overlook. This was the location chosen for the memorial. The plaque, courtesy of the North Banks Bird Club, reads:
In tribute to Harry Timmons (1942-2005), dedicated refuge volunteer and member of the Coastal Wildlife Refuge Society Board, North Banks, and Cape Hatteras Bird Clubs. Harry’s eagerness to commit his time and talents benefited our community in countless ways. His humor, comradeship and generosity made him a friend to many. Harry left this world too soon. We will remember him fondly when we stand in this place.
Please take the time to visit the overlook bearing Harry's memorial, located 3 miles south of Oregon Inlet, as well as Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. Do some birding, walk on the beach, go paddling, fish in the ocean or sound, or stop by the Visitor Center. Those interested in volunteering for the refuge or making a contribution to the Coastal Wildlife Refuge Society, please call Bonnie Strawser at 252-473-1131 ext. 230.