Edgar Wayburn

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Edgar Wayburn

"When Dr. Wayburn was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1999, President Clinton said of him, "He has saved more of our wilderness than any person alive."

"By his own account, Dr. Wayburn was neither a "joiner" nor an "organization man," but he saw the Sierra Club as both a way to explore his beloved Sierra Nevada and as the most effective way to salvage the wild character of an America he saw vanishing before his eyes. In 1939, when he paid his first dues, the Sierra Club numbered only 3,000 members. Today it has more than 750,000, and Ed Wayburn carries the title of Honorary President." [1]

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  1. Dr. Edgar Wayburn, Sierra Club, accessed September 14, 2008.