The DLLT annual picnic in July is our main event to celebrate each year’s accomplishments and those who have made them possible. This year we launched a new tradition. The Downeast Lakes Conservation Award was created to honor those who have made extraordinary contributions toward the long-term economic and environmental well-being of the Downeast Lakes region of Maine.
To inaugurate the award, we celebrated four individuals who devoted tremendous energies and resources to the 342,000 acre Downeast Lakes Forestry Partnership. Steve Keith, Bill Curran, and Tim Ingraham were able to join us in Grand Lake Stream on July 25. Today, Syd Lea and Mark Berry traveled to Boston to extend their personal thanks and to present Bayard Henry with his Downeast Lakes Conservation Award.
Dale Tobey hand-crafted the award canoe paddles of white ash harvested on the Farm Cove Community Forest, and West Branch Traders of Millinocket did the custom engraving.
Congratulations, and thank you Steve, Bill, Tim, & Bayard!