In June 2023, The Open Space Institute (OSI) announced the recipients of their 2023 Barnabas McHenry Hudson Valley Awards.
The awards provide funding to exceptional undergraduate or graduate students for projects that strengthen and improve communities in New York’s Hudson Valley region.
OSI’s McHenry Awards provide up to $5,000 to each student to partner with regional nonprofits in the fields of environmental conservation, environmental justice, historic preservation, the arts, and tourism.
The Franklin D. Roosevelt Hyde Park Foundation served as the sponsoring organization and recipient of the funds to support an intern to work on projects aimed at furthering the mission of the Foundation, which is to advance the Roosevelt legacy, and support the National Park Service in conserving and enhancing the lands and buildings associated with the Roosevelt family.
Morgan Miller worked with the Franklin D. Roosevelt Hyde Park Foundation and the National Park Service in Hyde Park to expand the Beatrix Farrand Wild Garden designs collection for education regarding native plants, document the financing and creation of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s household and gardens, and establishing a method for visitor evaluation of the park’s garden tours. Miller joined National Park Service horticulturists and other volunteers to study and implement her projects.