On page 18 of your Spring 2023 issue of ON Nature, I am referred to as the founder of the Natural Burial Association.

I am at best the Co-Founder along with the late pioneering green, Mary Anne Brinckman, who was a remarkable contributor to Canada’s natural heritage.

Mary Anne pushed for less wasteful burial practices, and for the huge community benefit of having people buried not under nature-useless lawns, but in forests and meadows – healthy biodiverse ecosystems created and paid for by those buried there.

Amongst other fine achievements, Mary Anne persuaded Ontario Nature (then the Federation of Ontario Naturalists) to merge your kid’s magazine The Young Naturalist into the new, hugely successful OWL magazine (and subsequently Chickadee and Chirp).

– Michael de Pencier