Tom Horton, author and environmental columnist for The Sun, was named "conservationist of the year" yesterday by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
Horton, who lives in Hebron with his wife and two children, received the Annapolis-based environmental group's highest award at a luncheon at the Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus.
"Without Tom, the constituency for the bay would be much smaller," said William C. Baker, foundation president, saying Horton's weekly column helps teach the public how human activity affects the environment. Baker cited the wide range of "On the Bay" subjects, from global warming to the activism of students and teachers at a Hollywood, Md., school.
The foundation also honored Lee Curry, outdoor education director at the Key School in Annapolis, who led a six-week, 633-mile canoe trip from New York to Virginia; and William "Billy" Moulden, a science teacher in Prince George's County, who directs the Sherwood Forest Naturalist Program in the summers and has worked to clean the Severn River.
Pub Date: 1/25/97