To the editor:

I wish the article on GVS’s Albert Schweitzer Nature Preserve [“Pet hospital makes nature connection,” Sandy Spring Reporter March 11-24] had given credit to Charlie Cochrane (deceased – former Director of Big Trees Forest Preserve) who was instrumental in the design and development of the preserve.

His knowledge and vision transformed the acreage into an area enjoyed by many. He was especially fond of the mountain laurel and the “fern field”.

Charlie was assisted in this endeavor by many volunteers, including Eagle Scouts, all who enjoyed his guidance, friendliness and wit.

Courtney Coulon