The late Margot Feuer grew up in a quiet, scenic area of Connecticut. As a young girl she fell in love with nature and the animals that inhabited the land. She recognized the need to preserve it long into the future and this motivated her to be a strong and active advocate for nature her entire life.
As a young adult, Margot moved to California, eventually marrying and raising a family near the Santa Monica Mountains and later relocating to the Malibu area. The beautiful and peaceful surroundings inspired her to give voice to the need to protect the area from the rapid development going on all around her. Margot worked tirelessly to create the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area to protect the land and the animals that lived there.
Among many leadership positions in a number of environmental organizations, she served as a founding board member of Save Open Space, Santa Monica Mountains, a conservation organization that worked to preserve and protect areas and ecosystems for future generations of park visitors.
Margot continued her efforts for many years, resulting in more than 150,000 acres of land being added to the park she co-founded, making it the largest urban park in the world. Today the park features a new visitor center which received the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum certification for environmental sustainability. The park contains more than 450 animal species and 26 distinct plant communities. It also includes a network of concrete pipes to allow safe animal crossing under the highway and roads.
With her passion for nature, Margot found shared goals with Greenpeace. We are grateful to have had her as a Greenpeace supporter for more than 20 years, and her legacy gift will ensure that future generations can learn, appreciate and enjoy nature as she did.
You can read more of Margot’s inspiring legacy and story at greenpeacefund.org/friends and while you are there, we invite you to share your story.