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Remembering Erin Johnson

As we approach another brilliant summer solstice in Alaska, we must pass through the 19th of June, which is of course the day 2 years ago when we lost our dear Erin Johnson. We miss her every day still and even more so at this time of year. We urge you all to hug your family members warmly and give thanks for the life we have. We should also take a moment to reflect on Erin’s passion for life, her athleticism, her enthusiasm to address all challenges tossed her way, scientific and otherwise, and her indomitable spirit. If you have a chance, consider a donation to the Erin K. Johnson Memorial Fund ( now or in the future. We hope everyone can take a little time today for a moment of silence for Erin or maybe engage in some hooting and hollering to the high heavens, as is your want!


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