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Serving as a resource to help strengthen the ability of friends groups to better protect and enhance
Massachusetts’ forests and parks since 2007.

The Massachusetts Forest and Park Friends Network 2012 Awards

Department of Conservation and Recreation 2012 (DCR) Friend of the Year Awards

The Massachusetts Forest and Park Friends Network 2012 Volunteer of the Year Award

The National Association of State Park Directors (NASPD) President’s Award for one of our Friends

Ron Clough, The Friends Network 2012 DCR Friend of the Year
Photo by Heather McCarron for the Country Gazette and Wicked Local.

Read more: Mystery of Dolmen Rock Hike slated at F. Gilbert Hills State Forest, Oct. 30 - Foxborough, MA - Wicked Local Foxborough

Congratulations to the Massachusetts

Forest and Park Friends Network

Department of Conservation and Recreation

(DCR) 2012 Friends of the Year

Alexandra "Ale" Echandi
Steph Radner (far left), Marge Huse and Ale Echandi (far right), post purple loosestrife flower-cutting session, Fowl Meadow, Blue Hills Reservation, summer 2012.

Jennifer Stowe, the Massachusetts Forest and Park Friends Network DCR Friend of the Year

Emmitt Francis and Jennifer Stowe

Ron Clough, Supervisor of the F. Gilbert Hills State Forest, atop Dolmen Rock at the F. Gilbert Hills State Forest.

Ron Clough Nomination

Remarks read on the occassion of the DCR ceremony honoring Ron Clough as The DCR Supervisor of the Year 2011

Alexandra “Ale” Echandi, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation Natural Resources Specialist

Alexandra Echandi Nomination

Captain Jennifer Stowe, Bureau of Ranger Services, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation with Monty, a rescued horse, and below, with the DCR Rescue Dog Emmitt Francis

Captain Jennifer Stowe Nomination

This award is presented annually to Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) employees who demonstrate a high level of job performance, a love of DCR forests, parks and trails, and encourages Friends groups, volunteers and community involvement.

The recipients of this award consistently perform above and beyond his or her job description. Each person has demonstrated the values of teamwork, partnership and collaboration. Each one displays the willingness to work with volunteers for the benefit of a DCR property or properties and encourages greater community involvement in the care of public lands.

 

John Sheehan the Massachusetts Forest and Park 2012 Volunteer of  the Year

John Sheehan Nomination Form

Friends of the Blue Hills Reservation

Congratulations to the Massachusetts

Forest and Park Friends Network

2012 Volunteers of the Year

Ellen Mass, President, Friends of the Alewife Reservation

Ellen Mass Nomination Form

Friends of Alewife Reservation

Sharl Heller, recipient of the Massachusetts Forest and Park Friends Network 2012 Volunteer of the Year Award

Sharl Heller Nomination Form

Friends of the Myles Standish State Forest

Commissioner Lambert, Ellen Arnold and Priscilla Geigis present NASPD award to Ellen ArnoldAwards were presented at the Friends Network Conference on November 17, 2012, DCR Commissioner Edward Lambert and NASPD President and Assistant Commissioner and Director of Parks Priscilla Geigis presenting. Thanks to our DCR partners for your part in making the Friends Network conference a success.

Tufts University FOCUS Student Volunteers at Alewife Reservation

Tufts FOCUS Student Nomination Form

FOCUS

Friends of Alewife Reservation

The Massachusetts Friends Network Volunteer of the Year awards are presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated exemplary volunteerism benefiting a Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) forest, park, beach or trail. Each has demonstrated an actual accomplishment achieved through the work of volunteering. Awardees manifest the ability to mobilize other volunteers and display a willingness for on-going involvement. The recipients demonstrate vision, vitality, determination, selflessness, generosity in the care of a DCR properties.

SPECIAL AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT!

The National Association of State Park Directors (NASPD) 2012 President’s Award Recipient

Ellen Arnold
Friends of Upton State Forest

Ellen Arnold, Friends of Upton State Forest, Recipient of the President's Award given by the National Association of State Park Directors.

Up to four awards are given each year to an individual or organization that has made an extraordinary contribution, innovation and/or best practice at a state, regional or national level, furthering the goal of a system of state parks. We are pleased to announce that the NASPD President, Priscilla Geigis, will present the award to Ellen at the Friends Network Conference on November 17, 2012. Congratulations Ellen!

NASPD 2012 President's Awards (scroll down to: Ellen Arnold, Friends of Upton State Forest)

Friends of Upton State Forest