Conservationist Leslie Hyde passes away

Leslie Colin Hyde, who helped establish the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Tanglewood 4-H Camp and Learning Center, passed away Dec. 25. Hyde, who worked for UMaine Extension in Rockland, believed the future of conservation depends on the education of youth, according to his obituary. Most of Hyde’s focus was directed toward offering affordable camp experiences for Maine children. In 2005, learning that Blueberry Cove Camp in Tenants Harbor was for sale, Hyde was instrumental in helping create an arrangement in which the Tanglewood Board of Directors purchased the camp and the UMaine leased it, the obituary states. The full obituary is online.