It is with great delight that the Harvard Conservation Trust announces the planting of three Hawthorn trees in honor of Elizabeth May at the Pond Road entrance to Harvard Public Library.
A leader by example, Ms. May was a past president, former trustee and beloved member of the Trust. She was also named Harvard's Citizen of Note in 2000. During her time serving on the Trust, she possessed an unwavering commitment to conservation and was very dedicated to protecting the Watt Land in Still River -- over 125 acres.
Elizabeth made her own considerable contribution during her lifetime by preserving a 14-acre parcel of her land on West Bare Hill Road. The land, named "May's Easement," is protected by the Trust and will be enjoyed as open space in perpetuity.
In addition, Elizabeth left a wonderful legacy for the Trust in her estate.
We would like to thank Bill Calderwood and the Elm Commission and Tree Warden Christian Bilodeau for their help in making this possible.
The Trust is grateful for all Elizabeth has done for us over the years. We are so pleased to be able to honor her in this fashion and hope the community will enjoy the trees as they visit the library.
Harvard Conservation Trust