In Memoriam - Fred Cagle
By El Paisano, the newsletter of the Desert Protective Council – Spring-Summer 2011
We at the DPC were greatly saddened by the unexpected passing of our longtime friend and colleague, and former member of our board of directors, Dr. Fred Cagle. There were very few people as committed to the environmental and public well-being of the Salton Basin as Fred. In addition to being a desert lover and activist, Fred was a committed public health worker with time spent promoting both environmental and occupational health. In addition to his service to the DPC, Fred was also a life member of the Sierra Club, a member of the Governor’s Advisory Committee for the Salton Sea, and a driving force behind the establishment of the innovative Environmental Justice website of the Imperial Visions Action Network. His knowledge of the Valley’s human and non-human ecologies was a treasure. We — and the Imperial Valley and its people — have lost a champion and true friend.