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Memorial Fund to Honor Maryland Preservationist John Hutson

Maryland Environmental Trust Fund to Help Spur Interest in Land Conservation

A memorial fund has been established to honor the late John E. Hutson, who passed away last year after a six-year battle with cancer.

Hutson served 23 years with the Maryland Environmental Trust, where he was responsible for negotiating, drafting and processing easements that conserved 43,500 acres of farm, forest, historic and open space land.

“John’s legacy is more than acres preserved,” said Maryland Environmental Trust Director William Leahy. “He encouraged and guided 265 families in the process of conserving their own legacies, and he personally mentored dozens of interns, staff and volunteers. This fund is being established both to honor his career, and to inspire new participants to carry on the good work of conserving open space, here in Maryland and nationwide.”

The fund initially will be used to purchase a memorial bench and plaque to be installed at the trail head of a recently opened hiker-biker trail at Bacon Ridge Natural Area in Anne Arundel County. Going forward, the fund will be used to encourage college-aged youth participation in land conservation and trust activities.

Donations to the John Hutson Memorial Fund may be given online or mailed to:

Maryland Environmental Trust
c/o Tanya Makeal
100 Community Place, Third Floor
Crownsville, Maryland 21032