We recently learned that Columbus Audubon friend and conservationist Mac Albin passed away on February 20. Mac was well-known to many Columbus Audubon members and was a conservation hero for many in the Central Ohio region. He was instrumental in the preservation of the areas that now are included in Clear Creek and Battelle Darby Creek Metro Parks, a legacy that will live on in our region.

Memorial services are scheduled for April 30 at the Nature Center at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park and for May 7 at Clear Creek Metro Park. 


Howard T. “Mac” Albin, age 68, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his bedside, Saturday, February 20, 2016. Since 1982, Mac served as an aquatic ecologist and naturalist who devoted himself to the preservation of Clear Creek and Batelle Darby Creek Metro Parks. In these positions, he grew to be a consummate ecologist and defender of these environments. Mac was beloved for his ability to transfer his knowledge to groups of children. Preceded in death by father Robert Albin. Survived by mother, Dorothy Albin; sisters, Sue Lange, Bonnie (Dennis) Eckles; brothers, Scott R. (Margaret) Albin, Steve (Marye) Albin; many nieces, nephews, friends, and associates.