Harry Gibson, a founding member of the Friends and Neighbors of Putnam Memorial Park, has been honored with a GreenCircle Award. The award from the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is for businesses or individuals who work to protect the environment and natural resources.
DEEP officials say Gibson was recognized for his work along with other volunteers to maintain 152 acres of Putnam Memorial Park. He and others have spent thousands of hours weeding, mowing and pruning. He also organized and coordinated "Living History School Day" and the Living History event, which educates the public on the American Revolution history of the Park.
Commissioner Dan Esty says for the past 15 years, GreenCircle Awards have called attention to the voluntary efforts of businesses, organizations, and individuals, that have played a very real role in improving the environment of our state.
He says there are a lot of good works being done by so many people to improve the quality of life in Connecticut and build a sustainable future for the state.