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Charles McGlashan Honored with 2012 Terwilliger Environmental Award

Late Mill Valley resident and Marin County Supervisor Charles McGlashan, who passed away suddenly in March 2011, receives posthumous award from WildCare, an urban wildlife rehabilitation center in San Rafael.

Nearly 18 months after , Mill Valley resident and Marin County Supervisor Charles McGlashan garnered more posthumous honors with the 2012 Terwilliger Environmental Award from Wildcare, an urban wildlife rehabilitation center based in San Rafael.

McGlashan, who died suddenly in March 23 while on skiing trip near Lake Tahoe, will be honored at an Oct. 18 ceremony at the Ross home of WildCare Board President Susanne Lyons. McGlashan's wife Carol Misseldine, who on the one-year anniversary of her husband's passing, will be present to accept the award.

McGlashan will be honored in recognition of the work he completed on behalf of the environment during his lifetime, WildCare officials said in a statement.

Karen Wilson, WildCare's executive director, believes that McGlashan's contributions to Marin County are synonymous with those of Elizabeth Terwilliger, the beloved Mill Valley naturalist and pioneer environmental educator whose memory is also commemorated through the award.

“Supervisor McGlashan was an incredible friend to WildCare, and we were all shocked and saddened by his sudden passing last year." she said. "Because of all the support he directed to WildCare and our mission, we wanted to take this opportunity to publicly honor his memory, and we believe the Terwilliger Environmental Award is the most fitting tribute we can make in memory of our friend and his legacy.” 

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