Cambridge Honors 2010 Fresh Pond Stewardship Award Recipients
Pictured (l to r): Mayor David P. Maher, Vice Mayor Henrietta
Davis, Jim Barton, City of Cambridge Deputy City Manager
Richard C. Rossi and Suzanna Black.
The 2010 Fresh Pond Stewardship awards ceremony hosted by the City of Cambridge this month recognized Suzanna Black and Jim Barton for their environmental stewardship and dedicated commitment to preserving, protecting and maintaining Fresh Pond Reservation, one of the area’s most precious natural resources.
Suzanna Black is a member of the Friends of Fresh Pond Reservation and its Planning Committee, as well as its Treasurer. A few years ago, she adopted a shrub garden between the bike path and perimeter road and has labored tirelessly to remove weeds and enhance the plantings both there and elsewhere throughout the Reservation. Her efforts, dedication and support of the Reservation’s volunteer programs have helped realize the goal of the Fresh Pond Master Plan to preserve the environment of the Reservation lands.
Jim Barton is an original member of the Fresh Pond Master Plan Advisory Committee and worked tirelessly on the drafting of the Fresh Pond Master Plan. He has also worked for years since to ensure the plan’s goals are addressed. His efforts in recording bird species present at the Reservation, stewardship recommendations and deep knowledge of the wildlife of Fresh Pond have been critical to the restoration and preservation of this essential resource. His contributions over many years are immeasurable and well appreciated.