Bay Foundation Honors Conservationist

Mary Kilbourne of Upper Marlboro was named a Conservationist of the Year for 1999 by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. She is a naturalist at the Patuxent River Park and has been involved with grass-roots efforts for the foundation for more than 16 years, including leading restoration projects such as oyster gardening and forested buffer plantings, as well as being a vocal advocate for laws protecting the Chesapeake.

She also is a member of the Patuxent River Commission and Prince George's County's Commission 2000.

Kilbourne last week was presented with $1,000 and a bronze osprey bust by sculptor David Turner at a Baltimore luncheon that also honored Gary Heath, chief of instruction for the Maryland Department of Education. Heath was named 1999 Educator of the Year by the foundation.

Hospital Names Chief Resident

Prince George's Hospital Center in Cheverly named William J. Crittenden III a chief resident in the department of internal medicine. He is the first African American at the hospital to serve in that position. For the past two years, Crittenden, as a resident, has taught medical students and is credited with helping refine patient care.

His new responsibilities include academic instruction for students and medical residents, actively participating in various hospital committees and facilitating lectures on medical topics. Crittenden also will be responsible for establishing future research opportunities for the department of medicine.

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