Friday, December 12, 2008

Memorial being established for Kirsten Dahlen

I received the following information this morning in regard to a memorial account being established in Kirsten's name:

Gulf Islands National Seashore has set up a memorial account for Kirsten Dahlen. These funds will be used for marine turtle conservation in the local area.

Checks should be made out to "The Department of the Interior". In the note section please write in "Kirsten Dahlen fund". Donations can be sent to:

Gulf Islands National Seashore
ATTN: Budget Office
1801 Gulf Breeze Parkway
Gulf Breeze, FL 32563

All contributions will be recorded. A letter will be sent from the park to Kirsten's mother, indicating who all has contributed to the fund in honor of Kirsten. This will occur at a later date when it appears contributions have slowed.

Mark Nicholas, Biologist
Gulf Islands National Seashore
National Park Service


Anonymous said...

DJ...thanks for the information. we have posted information on Kirsten's blog directing folks to your page to get the specifics. thanks for all you have done.


Nana said...

Thanks for sharing. I found your blog by going to hers via receiving the email from the Pensacola Beach Preservation & Historical Society of which I am a member. I didn't really have time this morning to explain that. I've kept up with her work through that site, and other PB sites, over the past couple years or so. I am honored to take part in this memorial and am saddened by the loss of Kirsten not only for her family and friends, but for the world as she did so much to make it such a better place for all of God’s creations!!
Much love,

Anonymous said...

I attended high school with Kirsten. Some of her classmates have expressed an interest in making a donation to her fund collectively from the Class of 1988-Ursuline Academy. Would there be a way to combine the donations so that her family knows a class donation was made? Caren Brown (

Barrier Island Girl said...

Caren, I will double-check with Mark at GINS, but I'm sure that would absolutely be fine. Whenever you collect donations to send in, the check could simply have a notation "Class of 1988-Ursuline Academy".

As I said, I will check with Mark and e-mail you.