Free Press reports on Tanglewood 4-H Camp founder’s conservation legacy

The Free Press reported on the conservation legacy left behind by Leslie Colin Hyde, who passed away Dec. 25. Hyde, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator, helped create many successful nature education and land conservation projects, including the Georges River Land Trust and UMaine Extension Tanglewood 4-H Camp and Learning Center in Lincolnville, according to the article. Hyde made things happen, according to Jim Dunham, who co-managed Tanglewood 4-H Camp with Cindy Dunham for almost 30 years. The Dunhams teamed with Hyde to launch the camp, the article states. Hyde also was the spark to conserving Tommy’s Island and High Island and establishing the Blueberry Cove 4-H Camp; starting and running Yankee Forestry Camp for landowners for 25 years; and establishing a leadership program for youth at Tanglewood, Free Press reported.