Memorial for outdoorsman Shane Krogen set for Saturday

The Fresno BeeSeptember 18, 2013 

Shane Krogen plays with Susan Barnett's dog Weezee in this February 2013 photo provided by Barnett. Krogen, a member of a volunteer environmental cleanup crew, fell out of a helicopter and died during a marijuana eradication effort in Tulare County on Sept. 12, 2013. A memorial service is scheduled for Sept. 21.


A public memorial and Celebration of Life honoring popular outdoors volunteer Shane Krogen will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Woodward Park.

Krogen, the founder and executive director of the High Sierra Volunteer Trail Crew, died Sept. 12 in a fall from a helicopter while the group took part in a marijuana grove cleanup in the Tulare County mountains. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

The service will be held in the northeast section of the park near the Friant and Fort Washington entrance.

Woodward Park has several events scheduled Saturday morning, so attendees are encouraged to carpool and arrive early. Since there is no seating at the memorial site, attendees should also bring their own lawn chairs.

Park entrance fees have been prepaid for those attending the memorial. Give notification at the gate.

Krogen was a Roosevelt High graduate who owned the outdoors specialty shop California Outfitters and worked at Herb Bauer Sporting Goods before the trail crew became his full-time occupation.

Donations to the Shane Krogen Memorial Fund can be made at any Bank of the Sierra branch.


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