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2012 Elaine Beals Conservation Award Presented to Meme Luttrell

Published on May 29, 2012 by Eileen Samberg

Elaine Beals and Meme Luttrell

Elaine Beals presenting the Elaine Beals Conservation Award to Meme Luttrell, May 29, 2012. (Photo by Hewitt Heiserman)

May 29, 2012

SOLF has chosen Meme Luttrell as the very deserving recipient of 2012 Elaine Beals Conservation Award. Meme has been on the Southborough Open Space Preservation Commission for over 10 years, serving as chairman for much of the time. During her tenure, the Commission has fought hard to preserve as much open space as possible. She helped lead the town sponsored public outreach for purchasing the conservation restriction on Chestnut Hill Farm working alongside SOLF and SVT. In addition, Meme was a moving force to pass the Community Preservation Act. Recently the Open Space Preservation Commission researched all open space set asides for subdivisions in the town and created a GIS mapping data layer on the town GIS system. It was this research that led to passage this year of the CPC funding of deed research on those parcels of land to try to ensure that the open space is being protected.
In recognition of Meme’s tireless work to protect open space and the environment in Southborough, SOLF is proud to honor her with the Elaine Beals Conservation award for 2012. The Elaine Beals Conservation Award was presented to Meme Luttrell at the annual meeting of SOLF. Meme is shown receiving the award from Elaine Beals. (Photo by Hewitt Heiserman)