Metacomet Land Trust PO Box 231 Franklin, MA 02038

Community Spirit Award

The Community Spirit Award is an award presented at MLT annual meetings to citizen conservationists from one of the 15 Blackstone Valley towns that MLT serves.

At its June, 2023  annual meeting the Metacomet Land Trust celebrated the incredible work and dedication of two persons who were critical to the successful preservation of the 96 acre Castle Hill Farm property. Glenn King, was recognized for his “tireless efforts as Chair of the Northbridge Community Preservation Committee” and David Pickart was recognized for his “exceptional efforts as Northbridge’s Conservation Agent to preserve and protect Castle Hill Farm. Each received a plaque in recognition of their steadfast commitment to securing the property for the benefit of the townspeople and the region.






Glenn King (left) and David Pickart



Community Spirit Award Winners:

  • 2023:     Glenn King and David Pickart, Northbridge
  • 2019:     Cathy Taylor and Becky Wetzel, Upton
  • 2018:     Cary VandenAkker and Brandie Van Roo
  • 2017:     Patricia Nedoroscik, Sutton and Laurie Salmon, Northbridge
  • 2016:     Kyle Pribish, Norfolk
  • 2015:     Mike Chizy, Sutton
  • 2014:     Franklin-Bellingham Rail Trail Committee
  • 2013:     Marcella Stasa and William Taylor, Upton
  • 2012:     Anne Mazar, Mendon
  • 2011:     Leo and Marge Immonem, Wrentham