On Sunday, February 23rd, we gathered for MHLC’s Annual Awards Dinner at the River Stone Manor to honor those who are leading the way for conservation in the Capital Region. Guests enjoyed a buffet and cocktails while mingling with fellow Conservancy friends, supporters, and partners. MHLC Executive Director Mark King and MHLC Board Chair Sarah Carroll welcomed guests with an uplifting summary of our many accomplishments over the past year and highlighted the importance of our conservation work in the region.
The award program began with the presentation of the Dan Driscoll Leadership Award to George Bailie and Peter Richards for outstanding work to advance the mission of MHLC. Next, the Saving Special Spaces Award was presented to Commissioner Joesph E. Coffey, Jr., Chairman Charles G. Houghton, and Amy Walsh for their efforts in conserving the lands of the Alcove and Basic Creek Reservoirs. We were honored to have Mayor Kathy Sheehan and Congressman Paul Tonko acknowledged the amazing work of our award recipients and the importance of MHLC’s work in the region in their speeches. The evening ended with a lively presentation about trees by guest speaker William Bryant Logan.
Many thanks to everyone who attended! We are always thrilled to see a room filled with friendly faces of supporters both old and new. A special thanks to guest speaker Bill Logan for an engaging presentation. And lastly, cheers to MHLC Board Chair Sarah Carroll for donating potted Gerbera daisies for our centerpieces. These blossoming centerpieces were offered to departing guests in exchange for a $10 donation and raised an additional $210 for the Conservancy.
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