The West Virginia Highlands Conservancy very much appreciates the generous bequest received from the Estate of Lawrence Woodward “Luke” Franzheim, III of Springfield, Ohio, formerly of Wheeling, West Virginia.
Among Mr. Franzheim’s many passions in his life was nature conservation. Above all, he embraced the spirit of “Wild and Wonderful West Virginia” and was most proud of his history and his heritage. This generous bequest will enable the Conservancy to continue their work for the conservation, appreciation, and ecological integrity of the natural mountain landscape of West Virginia. It will enable the Conservancy to expose issues, educate members and supporters, the public and policy makers. Through the use of its collective voice, historic record of successes, and vision for the future, the Conservancy will continue their efforts on behalf of what we all have grown to love, respect and appreciate.
The Conservancy extends its condolences to the family of Mr. Franzheim and hopes that cherished memories will live in their hearts forever.