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The Friends Network DCR Friend of the Year Award

The Friends Network DCR Friend of the Year Award is presented yearly to Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) employees or agencies that have demonstrated exemplary effort on behalf of Massachusetts' forests, parks, beaches and trails, or Friends groups. All DCR employees are eligible for this award. The award is based on excellence in the following areas:

  • Work Performance
  • Judgment
  • Initiative
  • Integrity
  • Support for Friends Groups
  • Citizen/Community Relations
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The Friends Network Volunteer of the Year Award 

The Friends Network Volunteer of the Year Award is bestowed upon an individual or group who deserves special recognition for extraordinary work on behalf of DCR forests, parks, beaches or trails. Volunteers who qualify for the Friends Network Volunteer of the Year Award may have:

  • Developed or maintained a program
  • Maintained grounds/facilities
  • Helped preserve cultural and/or natural resources/wildlife
  • Recruited new volunteers
  • Assisted in growing and developing the group's community profile
  • Engaged new members and sponsors
  • Demonstrated outstanding leadership

Contact a Friends Network facilitator to nominate a deserving Volunteer or an exceptional DCR Friend of the Year by October 31, 2019 by emailing: friend@DCRfriendsnetwork.org. Recipients will be honored at the Friends 12th Annual Gathering on November 9, 2019.