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Environmentalist Gregor Becker Moves to Massachusetts
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by Dan Andrews | 2011

In 2004, I decided to call the local Sierra Club - Catoctin Group representative to ask whether I could be of assistance. Gregor Becker answered the phone and responded, “I am so glad to hear you say those words.” I knew I’d contacted a very special person.

Environmentalist Gregor Becker Moves to Massachusetts

 

By Dan Andrews—In 2004, I decided to call the local Sierra Club - Catoctin Group representative to ask whether I could be of assistance. Gregor Becker answered the phone and responded, “I am so glad to hear you say those words.” I knew I’d contacted a very special person.

As Gregor prepares to move to Massachusetts, we want to recognize and thank him for all the wonderful work he has done through the years for the chapter and the Catoctin Group.

 

Gregor, who has backpacked in Europe and the United States, is an unabashed nature lover whose intellectual curiosity led him to a master’s degree in environmental science, on top of his master’s degree in library science. It also inspired him to build his own log cabin in a rather remote area of Carroll County, where he could think, read, and recharge.

 

Gregor has been an active member of the Sierra Club for over 20 years, volunteering as an outings leader, conservation chair, political chair and group chair. Always interested in planning and politics, he provided very astute advice to the Catoctin Group and the Maryland Chapter. His has been a familiar face at public hearings, where he engaged local officials in an effort to inform and perhaps guide them toward more environmentally sound decisions.

 

His character and his commitment to environmental issues touched many, many people, and helped protect and preserve the environs of Carroll, Frederick and Washington Counties.

 

Best of luck, Gregor, on your move to Massachusetts, and thank you for your outstanding service to the Sierra Club in Maryland  

 

Dan Andrews chairs the Catoctin Group and represents the group on the Maryland Chapter excom.

 

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