Magazine article American Forests

Lloyd and Patricia Fetterly

Magazine article American Forests

Lloyd and Patricia Fetterly

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OVER THE PAST 15 YEARS, Lloyd and Patricia Fetterly have developed a conscious interest in and passion for the environment. Participating in outdoor activities in their native Pacific Northwest, the Fetterlys, who are residents of Tacoma, Wash., have become aware of troubling changes not only in their own environment but the environment in general.

They were compelled to help do something about it, so they turned to environmental conservation to understand and help combat these changes. Several years ago, Lloyd came across an issue of American Forests magazine. He and Patricia were impressed by American Forests' conservation programs and tree-planting approach, so they decided to extend their support.

"You pick up knowledge as you go along," Lloyd says, regarding conservation. "You don't need to be a professional to understand and learn what's going on."

Lloyd and Patricia are humble about their lack of a science background, and they appreciate how reading American Forests has informed them of various environmental issues. One story that highlighted American Forests' work in Houston led the Fetterlys to investigate reforestation methods being applied in their own backyard in Seattle.

In fact, reforestation is Lloyd and Patricia's primary conservation concern. …

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