Everyone who met Lee will be saddened by her passing. Proud to have known her.

Russell was also a conservationist working for protection of wilderness and national lands and rivers. In 1966 she helped to organize the Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning (TCWP). In 1976 TCWP helped to obtain protection of the 125,000-acre Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area and obtain National Wild and Scenic River designation for the Obed River.[7][8] In 1992 Russell received the National Parks Conservation Association's (NPCA's) Marjory Stoneman Douglas award.

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