It is with sadness that we report the passing of Bill Huxley, a Turtle Bay Association Director and long-time President of the Turtle Bay Tree Fund. His work in planting daffodils and begonias in more than 200 tree beds throughout Turtle Bay every year has made a vast contribution to the quality of life in the area. Plans are in place to continue Bill’s legacy with the on-going fiscal support from our Turtle Bay neighbors, participating foundations, elected officials, and the city.
Bill’s contribution to beautify the community didn’t end there. He spearheaded the program of placing TBA signature trash receptacles on Second Avenue, along with systematic trash pickups. Not only did he want flowers for the neighborhood, but he felt we should also keep it clean.
Bill had many interests. He supported UNICEF, the Roundabout Theater, and the Friends of Dag Hammarskjold Park but nothing came close to his mission to plant flowers and cultivate trees in Turtle Bay. A tour with him of Turtle Bay would reveal an encyclopedia-like knowledge of Turtle Bay tree history. Finally, it is no surprise that Bill was a working advocate for the City’s Million Tree NYC planting project. Something we all will need to carry on with.
Bill Huxley will be missed, but we will remember him through the on-going work of the Turtle Bay Tree Fund.
Thank you Bill Huxley.