NRCM Saddened by Loss of Iconic Outdoorsman
Augusta, ME (February 13, 2021) – The Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) is saddened to hear of the passing of George Smith, and today issued the following statements from its CEO and Advocacy Director in honor of George Smith:
“George was one of Maine’s greatest conservationists and most passionate outdoorsmen. He leaves an enormous legacy of using his humor, powerful words, and deep experience in the outdoors to protect Maine’s woods, waters, and wildlife for future generations. Always humble and willing to do the right thing for Maine’s environment, George forever changed Maine for the better. He was a dear friend of NRCM’s and will be sorely missed. Our thoughts are with his family in this difficult time,” said NRCM CEO Lisa Pohlmann.
“George did so much for the people and nature of Maine. We owe him deeply, and we will miss him dearly. We will miss his humor, his caring, his written words, his stories, and his humanity. George was a man who loved and knew Maine, with every bone in his body and every breath of life. Thank you George, from all of us at NRCM,” said NRCM Advocacy Director Pete Didisheim.
You can listen to an interview with George Smith on NRCM’s podcast “Frontline Voices” at https://soundcloud.com/nrcmenvironment/19-interview-with-george-smith.