Madelyn Marx 1924 – 2019


Leaving a Legacy

Marx Preserve

Photo courtesy of KLT volunteer, Brooke Larrabee, who is conducting a year long photo project on Marx Preserve.
We are dedicating this project in memory of Madelyn.

We are sad to share the news of the passing of  KLT founder, Madelyn Marx, 1924-2019.

Madelyn was one of the Founders during the late 1960s of the Kennebunk Conservation Commission and served as its chairwoman. When a major oil refinery complex was proposed in the early 1970s for Sanford, she played a major organizational role in the Friends of Intelligent Land Use which opposed and defeated the project.
In 1998, the Kennebunk Land Trust recognized Madelyn’s pioneering dedication to land conservation by establishing the 14-acre Madelyn Marx Preserve along the Mousam River. In a Coast Star interview at that time, Madelyn credited her conservationist mother for shaping her love of Maine’s coast, open spaces, and forests. She said, “I picked it up from her.”

Please view her full obituary at Bibber Memorial