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Friends of Mary Cummings Park Honored with Proclamation

The Friends of the Mary Cummings Park were honored at last week’s Board of Selectmen meeting for their work in preserving the natural beauty of the park.

They were presented with a proclamation by the board, which was read by Chairman Jim Tigges.

“For their continued dedication in helping to protect the wildlife, habitat, and
Watershed in the peace and quiet of the more than 200 acres known as The Mary Cummings Park,” Tigges read. “As well as to assist in improving trails and clearing invasive species. This group is thanked for recognizing this site as a treasured retreat for many and for advocating to keep the park open for recreational use for all and aiding in saving this open space from development. The Select Board extends heartfelt thanks to The Friends of Mary Cummings Park given this 12th day of July 2021.”

According to their website, Friends of Mary Cummings Park Inc. was founded in 2007 and is a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose purpose is to help keep Mary Cummings Park, in Burlington and Woburn, forever open as a public park and playground; to promote recreation consistent with the historic uses of the park and to promote the protection of wildlife habitat and watershed.

Photo Caption: From left: Board of Selectmen Chair Jim Tigges, Friends of Mary Cummings Park members Dave Webb, Cath Moore, Jon Sachs, Ed Loturco and Steve O’Leary