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Thomas Menino

10/17/2012, 9:44 a.m.

Thomas Menino

The Trustees of Reservations, the nation’s oldest regional land trust and Massachusetts’ largest nonprofit conservation organization, honored Mayor Thomas Menino with its prestigious Charles Eliot Award at the organization’s recent Annual Meeting last month.

The award, named for Trustees founder Charles Eliot, a protégé of esteemed landscape designer Frederick Law Olmsted, recognized Menino for his many years of environmental leadership and advocacy on behalf of the City of Boston.

The award also honored him for his support of The Trustees and its permanent affiliate, Boston Natural Areas Network (BNAN), the City of Boston’s largest land trust and leading advocate for open space.

“Just like Charles Eliot, the Mayor’s vision to make Boston a greener, healthier, and more livable city has created a lasting legacy for current and future generations,” said Barbara Erickson, president of the Trustees of Reservations.

During his five-term tenure, the Mayor has made countless contributions to the protection and enhancement of Boston’s green spaces, acting as a devoted preservationist and advocate for community gardens, open space, urban parks, renewable energy, cultural landscapes and landmarks, and the public/private partnerships that are the hallmark of so many city initiatives.