Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation Names Winner of Environmental Leadership Award

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Amelia Murphy of Williamstown is the 2020 Mt. Greylock senior recipient of the Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation  Mathias J. Bartels Environmental Leadership Award.

The award was presented at the Mt. Greylock Regional High School class night on June 6.

WRLF has long recognized the importance of fostering a sense of place and awareness of the natural environment in the next generation and in support of that, in 2000 established an annual environmental award for a graduating senior at Mt. Greylock Regional High School.  The award was renamed in 2004 to honor the exemplary leadership shown by former Mt. Greylock student Mathias Bartels.

The WRLF is a nonprofit, member-supported land conservation trust committed to preserving ecologically valuable habitat and working lands, and provides natural and cultural history education programs at its Sheep Hill headquarters.

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