Treasures of Oz

Celebrating the Natural Gems of Ozaukee County



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Ozaukee County and the entire state of Wisconsin was saddened at Noel Cutright's departure from our midst. Perhaps the best of so many tributes to Noel is this one by Jan Uerbelherr that ran in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal. We would print it here but for copyright concerns, so check out the link - it is a beautiful tribute.

Noel's service was at Forest Beach Migratory Preserve and was attended by literally hundreds of people connected to him and the wonderful legacy that he left for us.

Noel will be both greatly missed and always remembered by all of us in Ozaukee, as a mentor, an innovator, a visionary and a crack ornithologist. Noel's presence stood solidly behind so many of our organizations. Even he understood the magic of his endorsement; he worked to be sure he, often through Riveredge Bird Club, made the initial donation to a start-up to ensure it would succeed. He never missed.