Leonard and Marydee Flynn Environmental Scholarship
The NRT Leonard and Marydee Flynn Environmental Scholarship is a $1,000.00 scholarship awarded by the Natural Resources Trust of Mansfield to a Mansfield student who has demonstrated a commitment to the environment.
Leonard and Marydee Flynn were founding members of the Natural Resources Trust of Mansfield and were lifelong conservationists and tireless advocates of preserving and protecting the environment.
Lenny served as president of the NRT for 18 years. Under his leadership, the NRT, working with the Mansfield Conservation Commission and other agencies, acquired over 800 acres of land for passive recreation in Mansfield. Leonard lived in Mansfield for 48 years and died in 2015 at the age of 81. Marydee championed the establishment of our Great Woods acquisition plan and negotiated with the landowners to sell or gift hundreds of acres of land to the Town and NRT. Marydee was married to Lenny for 53 years. She died in 2022 at age 85. This scholarship is dedicated to the Lenny & Marydee and to their passion for land conservation.
We will award this scholarship to a Mansfield student who has evidenced a proven commitment to conservation or preserving the environment.