Two members of the D-E community were honored by the Flat Rock Brook Nature Association in Englewood at its biennial Recognition Dinner and Auction this spring for outstanding volunteers and community support. Don McNeil (seen in the back row, first on the right), a faculty member of the Science Department, became the first-ever recipient of Flat Rock Brook’s Environmental Leadership Award, given for the countless hours of time and excellent guidance that he has provided to that organization over the years. Additionally, City of Englewood Councilwoman Lynne Algrant (front row, third from left), who also is a D-E parent (Isabelle ’17, Haley ’21) and wife of Upper School Principal Joseph Algrant, was recognized with the organization’s Community Leadership Award.
The Flat Rock Brook Nature Center is a 150-acre nature preserve with more than three miles of hiking trails and hundreds of annual educational programs. Its mission is to preserve the woodlands within its boundaries and to provide outdoor educational experiences to thousands of adults and children each year.