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.
1927 – 2014
Laura Julietta Hirschfeld Mulley
1976 – 2015
In loving memory of 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 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.
Don had seemingly infinite energy and enthusiasm. He was an avid nature photographer and hiker, and loved nothing more than hiking or backpacking with family and good friends. An inveterate tinkerer, his life was full of projects and repairs, spanning a ham radio license in his youth to numerous computer and media projects in recent years.
He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
June 16, 1953- January 6, 2019
Charles co-lead and helped to revamp the SLO Coastwalk. A dedicated volunteer, he trail blazed and helped organize the walk for 8 years. All the participants in those walks remember his caring and helpful manner, always there to aid when something needed doing.
Charles Lohr never went for the ordinary. A Hollywood native, he worked in cutting edge entertainment- from arcades to television to audio technology. The work took him to many exotic locations for extended periods. He led a full life; always returning to hike the California Coast that he dearly loved. During the long Coastwalks, we would all look forward to being entertained by his recounts of a lifetime in the industry.
Charlie’s ashes were scattered at sea from a Polynesian war canoe during the 2019 SLO Coastwalk. He will be missed and always loved.