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In Memory of Bill Creasey, Chief Naturalist Emeritus

Give to the Bill Creasey Education Fund.

August 30, 2020

The Cincinnati Nature Center family was deeply saddened to learn of the death of our Chief Naturalist Emeritus, Bill Creasey. Bill lost his battle with cancer and passed away on Tuesday eveningAugust 25. 

Bill worked at the Nature Center for more than 40 years in various education positions before becoming our Chief Naturalist. Always enthusiastic, he had the rare ability to transfer his genuine love of nature to thousands of children and adults throughout the years. His caring demeanor, outgoing personality, and passion for nature endeared him to countless Nature Center members and program participants.

One of Bill’s favorite activities was taking groups on international trips, leading 45 excursions to more than 25 countries.  He loved to tell stories about the many escapades and incidents that occurred on these tripsthe tales were sometimes unbelievable, but always entertaining!

 With such a long career at the Nature Center, Bill had many friends within the Nature Center family. We’ll miss his infectious smile, his jovial laughter, and his never-ending passion for the natural world.

His fraternity brothers at Miami University established the William J. Creasey Memorial Fund at the Nature Center, which will support programs Bill created and cared about deeplyClick here if you would like to make a memorial gift in Bill’s memory. You may also drop off cards for the family at the front desk inside the Rowe Visitor Center.  

 
 

Remembering Through Nature...

Honorariums and Memorial Gifts

Honor a special person, commemorate an occasion or milestone, or remember the life of a loved one through a gift to Cincinnati Nature Center. A personalized note acknowledging your gift (without referencing the size of the donation) will be forwarded to the honoree or family of the memorial recipient.

CLICK HERE to give a gift in Honor of an individual.

CLICK HERE to give a gift in Memory of an individual. 

Celebration Garden

Honor, Remember, Reconnect

CLICK HERE to purchase a Celebration Garden Tribute Item. 

The natural beauty and peacefulness of Cincinnati Nature Center creates the ideal setting in which to honor a loved one, pay tribute to a friend, or mark a special occasion. The Celebration Garden, located at Rowe Woods, is an extension of our honorarium and memorial program, through which an individual may purchase a bench, plaque or other marker to be placed at the Nature Center. There are several tribute options available including:

$600

Beech, Maple or Oak Leaf on Forest of Friends Leaf Mosaic

$1,000

Tribute Tree Program (see details below)

$3,000

Engraved Stone Plaque on Stone Seat at entrance to Garden

$3,500

Engraved Terracotta Art Tile by Rookwood Pottery Company on Stone Column along Path

$5,000

Garden Zone with Brass Plaque on Stone

$5,000

Bench with Plaque along trail

$10,000   Garden Seating Area with Bench on Small Stone Terrace Recognition, includes bench plaque and engraved paver stone

 

Tribute Tree Program Display

New! Tribute Tree Program

Cincinnati Nature Center is now offering the opportunity to name a tree on the property in honor of, or in memory of, an individual, couple or family.  Select any tree on Cincinnati Nature Center’s Rowe Woods property and it can be named in perpetuity for $1,000.  The GPS coordinates of your chosen tree and your tribute’s name will be listed in the Celebration Garden on the Tribute Tree Program’s permanent display. 

For information on purchasing a Celebration Garden tribute, please contact:
External Relations Department at 513-831-1711.