2015 Elaine Beals Award Presented to Carolyn Dykema
Published on May 26, 2015 by Hal
At its annual meeting on May 27, 2015, the Southborough Open Land Foundation presented the eleventh annual Elaine Beals Conservation Award to Representive Carolyn Dykema in recognition of her work on behalf of environmental protection. Ms. Dykema worked as an environmental consultant before becoming involved in local and state politics. She has served in the Massachusetts legislature since 2008and has sponsored several bills dealing with water management and the protection of clean water. She has filed bills to encourage small farms and fisheries and has been a spokesperson for the protection open space. Recognizing the crisis concerning bees, she recently filed a bill to protect pollinators in Massachusetts. Ms Dykema lives in Holliston with her husband and three children. As the state representative of the 8th Middlesex District, she represents Southborough, Hopkinton, Holliston, and precinct 2 of Westborough in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.