February 4, 2013
NRT Honors Michele White
The Natural Resources Trust of Mansfield (NRT) conferred the President’s Award to Michele White at a recent board meeting.
As a member of the Conservation Commission, Michele was the “go to” person when the town needed to get things done on our conservation land.
As a member of the commission, Michele worked with Mansfield school students on conservation projects in the Corporal Hardy, the Marie Strese, and the Great Woods conservation areas. She coordinated with Keep Mansfield Beautiful in cleaning up conservation areas.
Michele updated our trail maps by GPS’ing the Corporal Hardy Conservation Area trails and marking the trails of the Sweet and Marie Strese Conservation areas. In addition, she installed signage on many town owned conservation areas.
Michele also worked with Select Board Chair Kozlowski and the YMCA' to make the community garden on Essex Street a reality.
She is highly educated in the conservation field, with a B.S. in Environmental Science and an M.S. in Soil Science.
NRT President Lou Andrews noted, “The town has lost the knowledge, experience, and caring of a great person when Michele was not reappointed by the Selectmen to the Conservation Commission. The selectmen chairman’s goal to ‘move the board in a new direction’ can only weaken the commission and have a detrimental effect on Mansfield.”