Meadow dedication a just tribute

The dedication of Nancy’s Meadow at Robillard, in honor of longtime Laurel Beach resident and major benefactor of the Milford Land Conservation Trust Nancy Mendillo Bruno, took place at the Robillard property, located at the intersection of Milford Point Road and First Avenue, Saturday.

The first phase of the project was cleaning up debris and trash, followed by the cutting of trees victimized by storms, followed by the clearing out of all invasive vegetation found on a portion of the site.

The next phase included planting bushes and trees and seeds of native grasses and wildflowers. Arboreta Landscapers played a large part in restoring native plantings.

The site is to be kept in its near natural state to resemble a meadow.

This is the perfect tribute to the late Nancy Bruno, who loved nature and used to tell stories of playing in the outdoors when she was a child. Nancy Bruno was a local environmentalist and a nursery school teacher, so she touched a lot of lives. It’s wonderful to see her name up on a sign, because she deserves it. She was a lovely woman who made a positive impact on her community.

A walking trail will be dedicated to the memory of Judy Weyant, who was a strong supporter and tireless worker for the cause of land preservation, trust members said. She too did much for Milford and its residents.

The trail was sponsored, in part, by the staff of the Milford Public Library, and fellow environmentalists.

It’s heartening to see these two women memorialized. They weren’t high-powered politicians or big business owners. They were regular people who made a difference in their own way.

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