Conner Everts August 15, 2020 at 10:24 am If you haven’t watched the memorial it is well worth it, well done and touching speakers from family to old friends. I shared in the chat from the Zoom memorial getting lost while looking for wild boar episode, which Huey has warned me he might stop anytime he saw good boar habitat. But the best part of the fishing trip to the Farallones in the deep fog was Huey insisted on me taking a salmon home with me and packed it with ice in an old cooler, on my way back to Southern California by plane. The cooler was leaking by Berkeley and I thought of a Brazilian friend, who was friends with Huey’s family and dropped it off for her to have a party with a fresh salmon. Everything with Huey seemed to connect to another. Huey’s generosity and graciousness mixed well with his sense of adventure. That very early morning run out from the golden gate included 3 grizzled older fishermen, me included, and one rank amateur who has something to do with solar energy and , of course, he hooked the biggest salmon of the day. Despite some guidance he snapped the rod, part of rigs that Huey provided. Huey just handed over his own rig and said keep fishing, as we discussed environmental issues on the open Boston Whaler, which Huey had positioned us right on top of the fish. As I grow older some memories are more distinct, like those of times with Huey, from the debut of his new Water Atlas at the Sacramento Library where I brought friends on my birthday and Huey deflected complaints by an earnest staffer from the SWRCB to Huey needing a ride to the airport in Portland after a Western Governors mtg. I was on a limited budget and was going to take the bus but gladly said sure and we got in a cab for a memorial discussion well worth the price. Huey was one of a kind but I was a generation behind him and others I got to meet and work with were giants with from David Brower to my mentors Carla Bard and Dorothy Green. It is the end of an era as they have passed but a reminder to start organizations and step back to let others step up and always involve others especially the next generations and with greater diversity, as Huey did. But only Huey invited me to fish from step ladders fro Paiute trout from stepladders, fly fishing on lake Pyramid in Nevada. We never got their together on that one but it is important not just to fight for nature but to love it and experience it in whatever form you do, as Huey did so often while sharing with others.