Friends Awards October 24, 2009
Massachusetts Forest and Park Friends Network
Volunteer of the Year.
Why Claudia Hurley received the award (as written by her nominators):
- 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 friends of Robinson State Park.
Friends Awards 2011
The Massachusetts Forest and Park Friends Network Volunteers of the Year. Recipients were recognized at the Friends Network Conference, October 22, 2011.
Paul Loiselle (photo top left with Linda Loiselle and Friends of Scusset Beach Secretary Linda Porazzo)
Dr. Manuel Luciano da Silva
Congratulations to the 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 bottom left with Friends Network Facilitator Ellen Arnold)
Timothy Zelazo, District Manager, North Berkshire District
The DCR Civilian Conservation Corps Program Committee
Friends Awards 2012