On July 1st, Kootenai Environmental Alliance and the Tubbs Hill Foundation will co-host a community tribute to commemorate the work done by Scott Reed and Art Manley to safeguard the environment and keep treasured places like Tubbs Hill and Lake Coeur d’Alene accessible for public use and enjoyment.
In 2015, Scott Reed passed away at the age of 87. Scott was relentless in his pursuit to protect the natural world and only reluctantly retired at 86 from a legal career that spanned nearly 60 years. Scott was often on the front lines to protect natural areas, wildlife habitat and public access to places like Tubbs Hill, Sanders Beach and Coeur d’Alene Lake.
Former Idaho State Senator Art Manley spent his life as a public servant. The outdoors motivated his commitment to the preservation of nature in Idaho and in keeping it accessible to the whole community. Art was a founding member of the Kootenai Environmental Alliance and the Four County Natural Resources Committee. He promoted public access to Fernan Lake, helped plant the Freedom Tree and was a dedicated protector of Tubbs Hill as pristine natural park for all to enjoy as he did nearly every day. Art passed away in 2004 and is fondly remembered for his lifetime of championing natural resource causes.
“Kootenai Environmental Alliance, like so many other groups and individuals, is extremely grateful and fortunate to have had such wise and compassionate individuals such as Art and Scott to call upon. Each day we aspire to continue their work for preservation of our natural world.” says Adrienne Cronebaugh, KEA Executive Director.
Former Coeur d’Alene Mayor Sandi Bloem noted in the foreword of The Treasure Called Tubbs Hill, “I must express my overwhelming gratitude to the leaders in this effort (to preserve Tubbs Hill)—Scott Reed and Art Manley—who modeled for all of us, through their passion, perseverance and patience, how individual citizens can make a difference and preserve what is best about our special place for generations to come.”
“Scott’s name has been a fixture in the Ives household since we came to Coeur d’Alene in 1969. As a trustee for NIC, legal advocate of all things wild and wonderful and generally good guy, he continued to grow in our esteem through the years. I remember how in a Christmas message some years back he recalled the pilgrims journeying to Santiago in Spain and noted that each of us in our own life is a pilgrim moving into an unknown tomorrow. It is difficult to imagine that trek, but as we continue that journey, Scott’s memory serves as a guide post directing our steps.” says George Ives, President of the Tubbs Hill Foundation.
To celebrate Scott & Art’s legacy, memorial stones with plaques honoring the two men will be unveiled at the event and later one will be placed at each entrance to Tubbs Hill.
The City of Coeur d’Alene will proclaim July 1st Art Manley-Scott Reed Day. The Community Tribute program begins at 5PM on Friday, July 1st in the McEuen Park Pavilion with free huckleberry ice cream, huckleberry lemonade and live music provided by The Powell Brothers & Arvid Lundin starting at 4PM.
Free to Attend. Open to the Public. No RSVP Necessary.
Event Sponsors include: Kootenai Environmental Alliance, the Tubbs Hill Foundation, City of Coeur d’Alene Parks & Recreation Department, Steve Widmyer, Dean & Cindy Haagenson, Allen Dodge, Kootenai County Democrats.