On Wednesday, May 15, Mayor Michael J. McGlynn was presented the “Elizur Wright Award” by the Friends of the Fells Committee at the Winchester Library.
In presenting the award, Michael Ryan, the Executive Director of the Friends of the Fells said:
“Mayor McGlynn has embodied the spirit that embraces the common good which is found in the beauty and public benefits of the Fells Reservation. We applaud his determination to do whatever is necessary to ensure Fells protection for this and future generations. He has repeatedly demonstrated his willingness to take this fight for nature into the public realm. Therefore, it is the Friends of the Fells honor to confer the Elizur Wright Award to Medford’s great Mayor, Mike McGlynn.”
Upon accepting the award, Mayor McGlynn noted the Wright’s Tower that was projected as a backdrop at the time.
“It’s real. I grew up in the Fells. I hiked to the Wright’s Tower and swam in Wright’s Pond. It is critically important to protect the nature of the Fells,” said Mayor McGlynn.
Mayor McGlynn was not only presented with a plaque but he was also presented with a framed picture of Elizur Wright (1804-1885), Medford resident and pioneer in the campaign to create the Fells.
Friends of the Middlesex Fells Board of Directors include Bryan Hamlin, Ph.D, Board Chair, Mike Ryan, Executive Director, Melrose Mayor Robert Dolan, Dana Jewel, Heidi Kelf, Walter Kittredge, Carol McKinley, Mike Oliver, Sandra Pascal, Rich Stafford, Robert Weggel, Joyce Calabro, and Bob Ghika.
The following pictures were taken at Elizur Wright Award Presentation:
Pictured below: Mike Ryan, Executive Director, Friends of the Fells, making the award presentation to Mayor McGlynn. Photo by Anne Hamlin.