Potomac Riverkeeper Network Pays Tribute to Avis Ogilvy Moore (June 2020)

Avis Ogilvy MoorePotomac Riverkeeper Network would like to recognize the long-time contribution and support of Avis Ogilvy Moore, a former Board Chair and member of the Potomac Riverkeeper Board since 2006.

Avis has a long and distinguished career in the environmental movement as an activist, researcher, scholar, and philanthropist. She joined the Board of Friends of the Earth as a founding member in 1969 and was later the Chair of Friends of the Earth’s Board. Avis helped to plan the first Earth Day in 1970. Avis co-founded and chaired the New York branch of Friends of the Earth in 1972 and also served on the Board of the Sierra Club’s Atlantic Chapter, Zero Population Growth’s New York Chapter, the First Unitarian Society of Westchester, and the Louisiana Landmarks Society.

Avis currently lives at Asbury Village in Gaithersburg, MD. She grew up and still has a home in New Orleans, LA, where she spends the winters. Avis earned a BA from Bryn Mawr College and an MA from New York University.

At its June 25, 2020 meeting the Board of Directors unanimously passed this resolution in her honor.

“Potomac Riverkeeper Network recognizes the tremendous leadership and vision of Avis Ogilvy Moore who helped to found the environmental movement in the U.S. and remains a strong, committed environmental advocate at age 95. We thank her for her many years of service to the American public and to the environment here in the Potomac watershed and worldwide.”