Fresh Pond Stewardship Award Honors Local Residents for Environmental Efforts
The 2009 Fresh Pond Stewardship Awards Ceremony hosted by the City of Cambridge on Nov. 16 recognized Ann Roosevelt and Janice Snow for their environmental stewardship and long-standing commitment to Fresh Pond Reservation, and their overall efforts to help preserve, protect and maintain this precious natural resource.
Ann Roosevelt, Current Chair and a member of the Cambridge Water Board since 1996, was appointed to the Fresh Pond Master Plan Advisory Committee at its inception in 1997, and is currently the Water Board’s designee member on the Fresh Pond Advisory Board. Her efforts, dedication and support have helped realize the twin goals of the Fresh Pond Master Plan to preserve the environment while retaining the recreational benefits of the Reservation lands.
“I grew up on Fresh Pond, riding bikes and sledding here,” Roosevelt said. “Cambridge is a unique place. The partnership that occurs between the city and you (the community) is amazing and doesn’t happen in other places.”
Janice Snow, an original member of the Fresh Pond Master Plan Advisory Committee and Vice-Chair of the Fresh Pond Advisory Board since 2003, worked tirelessly on the drafting of the Fresh Pond Master Plan and has worked for years since to ensure its goals are addressed. Her efforts in overseeing the natural resources inventory, stewardship recommendations, educational policy, and the ecological and social history of Fresh Pond have been critical to the restoration and preservation of this essential resource. Her contributions over many years are immeasurable and well appreciated.
Cambridge Water Department Managing Director Sam Corda congratulated the recipients, thanked all of the devoted Fresh Pond volunteers in attendance and also acknowledged the city administration and the Cambridge City Council for their support in preserving one of Cambridge’s greatest natural resources.