Clare Hayden passed away on Tuesday, October 13 in Maryland after bravely battling cancer. Clare was a Master Naturalist and a Tree Steward. She was devoted to protecting the natural resources of her home in Arlington Village and more broadly in her community. She was instrumental in founding Arlington Village’s Environmental Resources Committee and continued to serve on it as well as on the Grounds Committee and the Board of Directors even as she struggled with her health. She also devoted her time and talents to organizations such as Earth Sangha, Arlington Independent Media, and DC Books to Prisons. She had a wide range of committed friends and a large and dedicated family. We will miss her tremendously in Arlington Village.

   Clare was a much loved and respected member of Adult Session for several years at Nature Camp where we came to know and love her. She will be missed sorely here at Nature Camp as well.