Muriel Weyl – Forever Friend of Ashley Schiff Preserve – Forever Wild
Muriel Weyl who passed away in July 2020 will always be remembered by the Friends of the Ashley Schiff Preserve as a steadfast advocate for maintaining the Preserve as “Forever Wild”. Muriel was an instrumental member of the original group responsible for setting aside the land for forest preservation in 1979 after the untimely passing of Professor Ashley Schiff. Muriel was a great friend of Dorothy Schiff Shannon and they worked together to honor Ashley’s memory through the Ashley Schiff Preserve as a living laboratory for students and a valued greenspace on Stony Brook University’s campus.
In the fifty-one years following the establishment of the Ashley Schiff Preserve, Muriel brought grace and intellectual curiosity to every meeting and Friend-Raiser that she attended. She was especially interested in the work conducted by the students through the Friends Scholarship Program and asked pointed questions at the presentations of their research.
Muriel never ceased working with the Friends of the Ashley Schiff Preserve. It was a joy to have her presence at our meetings and gatherings. She will be missed as a vibrant member of the Friends!
Muriel’s untiring dedication to keeping the Ashley Schiff Preserve forever wild is a legacy that the Friends will carry forward!
Friends of the Ashley Schiff Preserve,
*Photos provided by Laura Weyl & Suffolk Legislator