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Through the generosity of the East Kentucky Power Cooperative, the KNP started the Sherri Evans Memorial Fund in honor the late botanist Sherri Evans who passed away September 1999.

Sherri was a dedicated biologist. She spent 17 years diligently working to protect Kentucky’s unique natural resources and educate the public about their values. Sherri started her environmental protection work as a biologist for the nongame wildlife program at the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. She then took on the task of coordinating the Kentucky Wild Rivers Program where she worked fervently to conserve high-quality streams and rivers in the Commonwealth. Sherri left the Wild Rivers Program to start Shooting Star Nursery, Kentucky’s first nursery dedicated to propagating and promoting Kentucky’s native plants. Sherri went back to KDFWR to help them begin their native plant program. 

Sherri’s greatest passion was to protect the natural biodiversity of Kentucky. One of her tools to accomplish this was to promote the use of native species in habitat restoration, as well as home landscaping. Sherri’s energy and dedication to the field of conservation is greatly missed. To keep this legacy alive, we can think of no better way to honor Sherri's memory than through the memorial fund. The fund is used to support research on Kentucky's state nature preserves for projects that benefit native plant and animal species. 

If you would like to make a contribution to this fund, send your check made payable to:

The Sherri Evans Memorial Fund
c/o The Office of Kentucky Nature Preserves
300 Sower Blvd - 4th Fl
Frankfort, KY 40601 

A donation to the Sherri Evans Memorial Fund would make a thoughtful gift to an ecologically minded person. If you choose to do so, we will provide a thank you note to inform your friend of this unique gift.


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