~ Submitted by Corinne Doud, Bedford Mothers Out Front
Bedford Mothers Out Front would like to thank two recently retired town employees for their wonderful contributions to improving the quality of life in Bedford: Adrienne St. John, Town Engineer at the Bedford Department of Public Works, and Ed McGrath, Bedford’s Recycling Coordinator.
Adrienne St. John contributed to improving Bedford’s environment in many ways including the reclamation of Fawn Lake (thus preserving a precious natural habitat), the White Cedar Swamp boardwalk along Davis Road (which encourages safe pedestrian travel with therefore fewer polluting cars on the road), and protecting the safety of our residents and our environment by dealing with gas leaks in town and participating in the Multi-Town Gas Leaks Initiative.
Ed McGrath has been another amazing treasure for this town. Ed initiated and carried out many recycling initiatives to improve the environment including battery and fluorescent light bulb recycling drop-offs and organizing town recycling events for many different items. One of Bedford Mothers Out Front’s goals is to increase composting; Ed has been so instrumental in promoting composting in Bedford! Ed was the guest speaker at the May Bedford Mothers Out Front Chapter meeting, where he shared valuable guidance on recycling, refuse disposal, and composting.
We are so grateful for all Adrienne and Ed have done to make Bedford a more environmentally sustainable town!
We wish them both all the best in their future endeavors.