Peggy B. Johnson  November 13, 1928 - March 1, 2019

Peggy B. Johnson

November 13, 1928 - March 1, 2019

Honoring the Memory of
Peggy B. Johnson

We are saddened to report the passing of Six Rivers Land Conservancy Director Emeritus Peggy B. Johnson.  Peggy passed away on Friday, March 1 at the age of 90.  She was a founding and long-time board member of Six Rivers Land Conservancy, beginning with its original formation as The Oakland Land Conservancy, and served through several expansions when we transitioned to Six Rivers Land Conservancy as it is today. She served as board secretary, treasurer, and trustee during her 25 years of service.

In addition, she was the founder and original executive director of the Clinton River Watershed Council, and was instrumental in passage of the law creating watershed councils as community agencies in Michigan. Her dedication and commitment are at the foundation of the success in restoration efforts for the Clinton River, and the thousands of acres protected by Six Rivers throughout its existence. She was also the motivating force behind the Horse Country Initiative in the south branch of the Flint River, to protect the natural features, water quality, and character of the land and region.

Peggy will be remembered as a dedicated environmental leader in Oakland County and southeast Michigan. She was truly an inspiration to everyone who had the pleasure to know and work with her. 

The family has requested that donations can be made to several charities in her memory, including Six Rivers Land Conservancy.  Donations in her honor and memory can be made on our website at In addition, Details about the service and Peggy's obituary will be posted on the Potere-Modetz Funeral Homes website at:

The family will have a memorial celebration of her life on Saturday, June 1 at the Paint Creek Cider Mill. The memorial service will be at 1:00pm, and guests are welcome to stop by between 2:00-4:00pm to celebrate Peggy’s life.