Philip Lewis, UW Professor Emeritus and environmental visionary, passes away at age 91 leaving a lasting legacy

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Philip Lewis, UW Professor Emeritus and environmental visionary, passes away at age 91 leaving a lasting legacy

FROM THE WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL . Landscape Architecture luminary and UW Professor Emeritus Philip H. Lewis, Jr. has passed away at the age of 91. He was nationally known for his work cataloging landscape features for preservation. A nationally known professor of landscape architecture, he was instrumental in the preservation of a vast swath of meadow and wetland that runs for 7 miles from Madison’s Lake Farm Park to Dunn’s Marsh. The Lewis Nine Springs E-Way is an impressive example of the UW-Madison professor’s gift for designing environmental corridors that enhance relationships between people and nature. Bill Lunney, a longtime Dane County Parks Commission chairman called Lewis “one of the most prominent environmental visionaries of our time.” This Middleton Times Tribune article from 2013 offers more details about his works and impact on our environment.

 

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