Merritt Sher, June 21, 1939 – March 4, 2018

Our hearts are heavy and thoughts are filled with memories of Merritt Sher, who passed away March 4. As a community leader and visionary, Merritt had a tremendous impact on the Russian Riverkeeper organization. We will forever be grateful for his dedication to improving the health of Healdsburg’s Foss Creek and his many days of helping to pick up trash before there was an official cleanup day. We will miss our friend and benefactor, and cherish the memories of his his wry smile, as well as his passion for our watershed! We are honored and deeply thankful that the family has designated Russian Riverkeeper to receive gifts in memory of Merritt. We send our condolences to the Sher family, and we promise to continue to inspire the community to Protect the River Forever.

A celebration of Merritt’s life will be held on March 25th at the Hotel Healdsburg.


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