January 9, 2019
It is with the heaviest of heart that your Coccoloba Chapter Board announces the passing of Dick Workman at his home this week. For many of you, Dick is the reason you joined FNPS. He was instrumental in so many aspects of Lee County and Florida. He was the first director at Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation and he started the native nursery there. His was one of the founders of the Florida Native Plant Society and our Chapter. He was a past FNPS president. Dick has been a mentor to the Board and our Chapter. We are devastated in this loss. To many of us, he was simply a friend. He leaves many friends to mourn. We will move forward. Dick created the foundation of an organization that will function and thrive despite his departure. He taught us well. We must move forward in his memory. We anticipate his family and friends will have a ceremony of some sort in the future – when Dick’s siblings can travel here to participate. In the meantime, please keep his family in your thoughts. Your Coccoloba Board of Directors.