Beverly Smith Memorial Fund
Hudson River Audubon has set up a memorial fund for Beverly Smith; past President and founder of the Butterfly Garden at Lenoir Nature Preserve.
DECEMBER 4, 1927 – MAY 30, 2018
If you would like to donate; please send a check made out to "Hudson River Audubon Society" along with a note that it is for the Beverly Smith fund.
Hudson River Audubon Society
c/o Beverly Smith Fund
PO BOX 616
Yonkers, New York 10703
A scholarship to the Lenoir Nature Preserve's Summer Ecology Camp has already been established for 2018. The fund will also be used for her butterfly garden and the chapter's children's educational activities.
Beverly Smith first joined the board as program chair; where she enticed when known speakers with her pineapple upside-down cake. She later became President of the chapter where she was instrumental in recruiting new board members and started a children's educational program that went into local schools.
She will be forever remembered (along with her husband Neil) by creating the Butterfly Garden at Lenoir Preserve in the spring of 1995 for the education and enjoyment of the community. The garden was first dedicated in July 1998. In the spring of 2001 she added a hummingbird garden. In 2004 it was rededicated in June as the Beverly E. Smith Butterfly Garden.
Beverly Smith was honored by the "Greenies" at the Yonkers Green Policy Task Force environmental awards ceremony held on Earth Day, April 22, 2009 at the Park Hill Racquet Club. Beverly Smith won for her work on the butterfly garden; Michael Bochnik also pictured, won for protecting birds.
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