Conservation Leader Malcolm Baldwin Dies

Malcolm Baldwin, a prominent Loudoun County conservation leader, died Monday at his home at Weatherlea Farm near Lovettsville. He had cancer.

Baldwin began his career in environmental law in the mid-1960s when he joined The Conservation Foundation and co-authored a book on environmental law. He served in the White House Council on Environmental Quality starting in 1974 and left after serving as acting chairman in the initial months of the Reagan Administration. For the past 15 years of his career he worked and lived in developing countries to help protect their environment.

Read Full Obituary Here.

In Loudoun, he was active with the Virginia Farm Bureau, a co-founder of Save Rural Loudoun, and a driving force behind the Lovettsville Cooperative Market, among many other civic ventures. In 2011, he was the Democratic candidate for the Catoctin District seat on the Board of Supervisors.

He also was a frequent contributor to the editorial pages of Loudoun Now and other community newspapers:

Op-Ed: Business-As-Usual Policies are Failing Rural Loudoun

Op-Ed: Saving EPA

2 thoughts on “Conservation Leader Malcolm Baldwin Dies

  • 2018-11-13 at 1:05 pm

    It was with great sadness that I learned of Malcolm’s passing yesterday. Loudoun has lost a great man, a true gentleman, and a tireless advocate for western Loudoun. Malcolm and I had serious differences politically but we were always able to reach out to each other and talk about issues we had in common and on issues in which we differed. I will miss our talks over a glass of wine. I will miss my friend and I know Loudoun will miss his leadership and contributions to our great County.

  • 2018-11-13 at 4:56 pm

    I knew Malcolm for many years and always found him to be a very thoughtful “true gentleman” who was concerned about the Environment. He was a powerful voice that has now been stilled but we can all learn from what he tried to do and carry on his efforts. I never knew that he had cancer until now and sad that I did not speak with him more often. Sincerest sympathy to his family– Rest in Peace Malcolm.

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