We held our Annual Breakfast at Bear Hill Golf Club on Sunday November 6. Over 100 people attended and enjoyed the company of friends while enjoying a delicious breakfast buffet, music by Wakefield’s own Kevin Mor, remarks and recognitions from public officials and FOLQ officers and a raffle to win an original lake scene watercolor by local artist.
The highlight of the morning was the presentation of the Gertrude Spaulding Award to recipients Alison Simcox and Doug Heath, pictured above, by FOLQ board member and past president Karen Faler. The couple, both environmental professionals with advanced degrees, were lauded for their contributions over many years toward important environmental efforts in Wakefield and the surrounding region. They have volunteered over decades in testing lake water and sediment in ways that have enhanced our understanding and decision-making. Their research and writings will continue to serve the lake and the regional watershed environment. Among several books written about local environmental history is their book “Lake Quannapowitt”, considered the most comprehensive history of the lake. FOLQ is grateful for their extraordinary contribution and for their on-going work.
Congratulations to Alison and Doug for being named the 2022 recipients of the Gertrude Spaulding Award.
Initiated in 2006, Bricks by the Lake is a program that raises funds for improvements in lakeside parklands while also enabling personal memorials on engraved bricks Located at Col. Connelly Park at the head of Lake Quannapowitt, the program is authorized by the Wakefield Town Council and administered by the Friends of Lake Quannapowitt.
Contributions from private individuals, civic groups, corporations, and foundations are vitally important to helping to renew, care, and advocate for the Lake and its surrounding valuable public greenspaces.
Hailing from Wakefield and beyond FOLQ membership is what drives the organization. Your membership provides financial support for our organization, keeps you informed of our activities, invites you to our annual events and helps secures it future.
The Friends of Lake Quannapowitt invite you to join us for the the return of our annual breakfast after a brief hiatus due to the pandemic. The breakfast will be held on November 6, 2022 at the Bear Hill Golf Club in Stoneham, MA from 7:30-11am. Purchase tickets now!