Many thanks to Barbara and Steve Johnson and Abe Schmidt for providing a grant to the Nature Center on behalf of theErin K. Johnson Memorial Fund managed by the Alaska Conservation Foundation.
Erin K. Johnson was a beautiful, compassionate, exuberant person. She lived her brief 27 years to the fullest, finding her greatest joy outside exploring
wild and remote places with her best friend and husband, Abe; her parents, Barb and Steve; and her extended family of friends and loved ones. A
life-long Alaskan, Erin grew up in the mountains, hiking, camping and exploring, especially around her parents' home in Chugiak and the Chugach