The California coast and Coastwalk California have many special supporters.  Here we acknowledge those who have left us but who bestowed a legacy of caring and contributing to our beautiful coastal commons and our California community in their own unique way.

Bill Kortum

1927 – 2014

Bill Kortum co – founded Coastwalk in 1983.  He loved our coastal “commons” and spent much of his life defending the California coastline and working to preserve public access to the coast.  MORE

Laura Julietta Hirschfeld Mulley

1976 – 2015

In loving memory of my daughter, Laura Julietta Hirschfeld Mulley, who loved California, and loved the coast. Here she is on one of her many visits to Goat Rock and Salmon Creek area. Notice the broken heart on her sweatshirt. Broken open with love.

Don Nierlich

Don Nierlich served on the Board of Coastwalk and was fiercely dedicated to the California coast.  A lifelong resident of Santa Monica, he was spent many hours working on Coastwalk’s California Coastal Trail website and database. 

Charles Lohr

1953 – 2019