died Monday, May 7th,
following a 2 year battle with esopageal cancer.
Morrie joined Red Creek Wildlife Center in 1999.
As the director of development Morrie helped the organization grow from a small, part-time animal rescue to the successful wildlife rehabilitation learning center it is today.
Often recognized holding Hannibal, the Turkey Vulture, Morrie was a frequent speaker at public wildlife programs, school assemblies and scouting groups where he taught about the virtues of all wildlife and their need of protection.
Morrie managed the Red Creek emergency hot line and counseled the public during emergencies 24 hours a day.
He helped developed the book Rescuing Wildlife, A Guide to Injured and Orphaned Animals and narrated many of the online classes for wildlife rehabilitators offered by Red Creek.