2001 BLT Founders’ Award

Bruce McHenryPresented to Bruce McHenry

 for his personal and professional commitment to conservation efforts.


Bruce McHenry was among BLT’s first land donors. In 1991, he donated two acres of pond-front land in Marstons Mills. This was BLT’s 13th acquisition, which brought the total acreage then under BLT’s stewardship to 50 acres. Later that year, Bruce placed a conservation restriction on 5.22 acres of land around his home on Middle Pond, protecting the pond at the headwaters of the Marstons Mills River and supporting the most active herring run in the Town.

Bruce’s father was the first ranger in the National Park Service. Bruce, who followed in his dad’s footsteps, also became a park ranger; Bruce’s daughter continued the family tradition when she chose the same career path. Bruce served on the Conservation Commission, was on the Sandy Neck Governing Board, and helped write the Management Plan and trail guide for Sandy Neck. He was a principal author of the Town of Barnstable’s first Open Space Plan.


Barnstable Land Trust annually honors an individual, organization, business or governmental organization who has acted in the spirit of our Founders. The award is given “for having the vision to empower the people of Barnstable to preserve the essence of Cape Cod – its open spaces and natural resources, wetlands, woodlands and wildlife.”