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A Publication of The League of Women Voters of Greater Birmingham

Published March 2007

In Memory - Mary Burks

Mary Burks jpgMary Burks, former member of LWVGB, died February 16, 2007.  Gaynelle Tatum, past LWVGB president, credits Mary for influencing the League’s initial involvement in environmental issues.  Mary will be remembered as the individual who spear-headed the drive to obtain federal legal protection for an area in the Bankhead Forest, now known as the Sipsey Wilderness, and for convincing the Department of Transportation, along with the help of Governor Siegleman, to protect wildflowers planted in the right-of-way of highways.

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