Stories of the Land: The Lasting Legacy of John Myers

It is with a heavy heart I share that the Hickory Nut Gorge has lost its greatest treasure of all: John Myers.

A conservationist, rock climber, landowner and dear friend to me and so many, Myers passed away last month at the age of 66 after battling ALS.

John was the catalyst, visionary and champion of hundreds of acres of protected lands and dozens of miles of new public trails, especially in the Upper Hickory Nut Gorge.

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  • Sabrina Swainson
    Posted at 22:32h, 23 May Reply

    Dear Hickory Nut Gorge/Forest family

    Please accept our condolences on your loss.

    We just came across your website hunting for eco communities and after reading about the many, intentional miracles that led to the creation of Hickory Nut, we were then surprised and saddened to read this blog post.
    Without knowing him we can only say, it seems very apparent from this website that this man not only protected hundreds of acres and the life within them but also protected hope for a better, more caring way to be in the world . No doubt his vision for what seems to be a very special place, will only grow in the coming years.

    Jim Brooks and Sabrina Swainson

    • Jane Lawson
      Posted at 17:23h, 13 March Reply

      Sabrina, Thank you so much! I am just now seeing your kind message. John was a visionary, and we are all living in an amazing community because of his vision. Thanks again! Jane Lawson

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