I like the statue/ plaque combo idea, as well. On the waterline (unobstructive, of course
) or shoreline nearby-- seems more fitting to Derk, his lifestyle, his passion: keep his memory eternally near the river he loved...
Perhaps even somewhere along the brick walkway near downtown Golden for higher visibility?
We are definitely in where donations are concerned. Christine, do you have any idea if a find has been set up, or who to make checks out to for those of us considering more than a few $ donations??