2011 Volunteer Awards Reception

On  Sunday, November 13th Friends of the Parks hosted its annual Volunteer Awards Reception at the Douglas Park Field House (1401 S. Sacramento).  This event celebrates all the great work of volunteers in the parks and preserves.

Friends of the Parks recognized the following individuals and groups for making Chicago’s parks and preserves better for their communities.

Community Group Award:

Trees R Beautiful

Individual Volunteer Award:

Nick Amato, Rosedale

Ismael Enriquez, Shedd, Miami, Limas Parks

Samantha Galicia, Curie Park

Outstanding Forest Preserve District Employee Award:

Cassie Hatzfeld

Outstanding Park District Employee Award:

Gene Morgan, Nat King Cole Park

Sherida Hudak, Frank J. Wilson Park

Leonard Langdon, Augusta Park

Advocacy Award:

Logan Square Dog Park Committee

Park Advisory Council Award:

Rutherford Sayre

Major Taylor Trail

Smoky Sakurada “Friends of Friends” Award:

Carl Thompson

Stewardship Award:

Alison Anastasio, Rainbow Beach Dunes

Mike Roche, Montrose Point & Beach

Habitat 2030, Forest Preserve District of Cook County

Refreshments were generously donated by Kim and Scott’s Gourmet Pretzels and Eli’s Cheesecake Company.

Thank you to all that attended the event and made it so successful!