The family of the late Ron Maher, Sr. recipient of the TMC Land Preservation Award was recognized at the TMC Annual Meeting on Oct. 20, 2014.
Ronald Maher Sr. moved to the Manor in 1954.
He was an avid horseman and loved the countryside. In the 60′s he was a founding member of the Manor Area Association. It was one of the first groups formed to fight development and unwarranted disturbance of the land. He also helped to complete one of the first buyouts in the area, the Sutton Farm on Old York and Markoe, preventing a major subdivision in the heart of the Manor Area.
When it was possible to sell one’s development rights to preserve the land, Ronny jumped on it. He was always working with neighbors to go in and form a group to preserve it. He put his farm under easement in 1989. He was responsible for bringing hundreds of acres under easement in some form or other. He was one of the founding board members of the Manor Conservancy.