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Frank Durkee Recognized By Manor Conservancy

Frank Durkee, lifelong Maryland foxchaser and long-time Board member and chairman of the Stewardship Committee of The Manor Conservancy, was presented with the Sergeant Murphy Land Preservation Award at the annual members’ meeting in November. The award, named for Sergeant Murphy, the first American-bred horse to win the Grand National (1923), is given in recognition of efforts in preservation in the Manor area of Northern Baltimore and Harford counties.

Frank and his wife, Kathy, lived in Monkton, MD, for 48 years before moving to Chestertown in September. They renovated their early-1800s home on the Gunpowder Falls, permanently preserving the structure with a historic easement. Dedicated proponents of land preservation, they also permanently preserved the property by donating a conservation easement to The Manor Conservancy.