In memory of Nancy Malmgren, 1929-2016

December 17, 2016 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Nancy Malmgren Environmental Learning Center
950 NW Carkeek Park Rd
Seattle, WA 98177
Rick Henry

Join us at Carkeek Park where Nancy wanted us all to be: December 17, 2016 at 1:00 PM.

Please visit Nancy’s memorial donation page at

Nancy Malmgren, Founder and Director of CWCAP, 1929-2016; wreath placed by Pauline at Carkeek Park, November 11, 2016

It is with awe, reflection, and sadness that we join the community in marking the passing of Nancy Malmgren.

During her time with the Girl Scouts at Carkeek Park, a visionary plan developed to rehabilitate, clean up and bring back the salmon. Nancy created the Carkeek Park Advisory Council (CPAC) and the Carkeek Watershed Community Action Project (CWCAP) and gathered support and funds to make the vision real. Collaborating with many and working relentlessly, she was able to see water pollution reduced, the creek system restored, and the salmon returned. Earth Day at Carkeek Park was her special holiday.

Nancy brought about so many positive and successful changes to the Piper’s Creek Watershed and Carkeek Park that it will take much time and more than a few individuals to bring it all to the fore.

More information, chronicles, and anecdotes are sure to be gathered here in the days to come in order to honor the four decades of action, demonstration, and education that will endure for a very long time to come.

This passing is epic… blessed are we all for her years of devoted and loyal service to Piper’s Creek Watershed and Carkeek Park!

—Belinda Chin, Past CPAC Liaison, Seattle Parks and Recreation

Very proud to be in the creek in memory of Nancy. She has been a great inspiration to me and I’m sure thousands of others. She took my love of being a naturalist and studying ecology and sort of said you just have to go for it. At the time I didn’t know what IT was, but now I do thanks to her. She just had that fire; I will miss that about her. It just goes to show what one person can do to inspire others and keep the fire stoked.

—Matthew Kuhar, Long time CWCAP Salmon Programs Volunteer
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