Alum Nonette Hanko, Nature Preservation Pioneer, Retires after 46 Years of Service

Monday, January 07, 2019
EAST BAY TIMES -- According to a short biography of Hanko on the Midpeninsula district’s website, she formulated her love of nature as a child spending time at Mills Estate near her Burlingame home and taking trips with her family to the Sierras. She was an aspiring concert pianist studying at San Francisco State University before she married and moved to Palo Alto to raise their four children. She decided to champion open space protections because she felt her children lacked the opportunities to connect with nature that she had growing up.