Friends Network Awards

Friends Award 2017

The Award of Appreciation presented to: Jennifer Norwood, Director of the Office of Public Private Partnerships, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, in thanks for her (and the EEA’s) support of the Friends Network 2016-2017.


Photo left: Friends Network Facilitators Mike Toomey and Sharl Heller present the Award of Appreciation to Jennifer Norwood (center)
Photo Right: Friends of the Alewife Reservation (FAR) and Mike Toomey present an original artwork to Jennifer, photo donated by FAR

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Friends Awards 2016


Friends Awards 2015


Friends Awards 2014


Friends Awards 2013


Friends Awards 2012


Friends Awards 2011

Recipients were recognized at the Friends Network Conference, October 22, 2011.

The Massachusetts Forest and Park Friends Network Volunteers of the Year.

  • Paul Loiselle (photo top left with Linda Loiselle and Friends of Scusset Beach Secretary Linda Porazzo)
  • Nan Finkenaur
  • Dr. Manuel Luciano da Silva

Massachusetts Forest and Park Friends Network 2011 Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Friends of the Year

  • John De Costa, Park Supervisor of Scusset Beach Reservation
  • Alec Gillman, Mount Greylock State Reservation, DCR CCC Program Committee Coordinator
  • Tim Rayworth, Northeast Region, Member DCR CCC Program Committee (photo above on right) with Friends Network Facilitator Ellen Arnold
  • Timothy Zelazo, District Manager, North Berkshire District
  • The DCR Civilian Conservation Corps Program Committee.


Friends Awards October 24, 2009

Massachusetts Forest and Park Friends Network
Volunteer of the Year. 

Claudia Hurley—Why Claudia Hurley received the award (as written by her nominators, the Friends of Robinson State Park):

  • Beneficial in creating the image that “We” the people will not give up on the forestry issues in the State
  • Saving our open space is so important to her it’s become her full time job, including overtime and all with out pay
  • Investigating and researching, reaching out to various experts for answers
  • Willingness to listen to all perspectives and interest groups (including state officials and private forestry interests) has contributed enormously to the DCR Forest Vision and changes in DCR’s land management approach
  • Helped start the Friends of Robinson State Park