Local Residents Recognized as Employees of the Year at The Trustees of Reservations’ Annual Meeting

Canton residents Dennis Camp and Ronan Moore, Walpole Resident Josh Hasenfus, and Braintree Resident Jeff McKay of The Trustees’ Neponset Management Unit, Deemed “The Fantastic Four”

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Sharon, MAOctober 4, 2012 – The Trustees of Reservations (The Trustees), the nation’s oldest regional land trust and Massachusetts’ largest conservation organization, recently honored several area employees from its Neponset Management Unit with their Employee of the Year award. The honor was bestowed at the organization’s annual meeting held on September 27th at the New England Aquarium on Canton residents Dennis Camp, Superintendent, and Ronan Moore, Assistant Superintendent, as well as Walpole resident and Bird Park Property Manager Josh Hasenfus, and Braintree resident and Maintenance Technician Jeff McKay.

2012 Employees of the YearThis “Fantastic Four” make up The Trustees’ Neponset Management Unit and together care for and manage many of The Trustees’ local community treasures, including the Bradley Estate and Signal Hill in Canton, Moose Hill Farm in Sharon, Bird Park in Walpole, Governor Hutchinson’s Field in Milton, and The Trustees’ newest property, the Governor Ames Community Park in Easton. Assistant Superintendent Ronan Moore joined The Trustees in 1991, Maintenance Technician Jeff McKay joined The Trustees in 1997, Superintendent Dennis Camp joined in 1999, and Property Manager Josh Hasenfus joined just two years ago. Under the direction of Superintendent Dennis Camp, these individuals provide exemplary stewardship of The Trustees’ many area properties and are especially adept at managing the many community relationships and partnerships necessary to foster thriving properties for the public to enjoy.

Aside from ensuring their own properties are central to the communities of Canton, Sharon, Easton, and Walpole, Camp, Moore, Hasenfus, and McKay are often called upon to lend support and expertise to Trustees properties throughout the region, including the many community gardens managed by the organization’s permanent affiliate, Boston Natural Area Network (BNAN). Whether helping to construct the greenhouse at BNAN’s City Natives site in Mattapan Square, building a greenhouse at Powisset Farm in Dover, converting unused space in the barn at Weir River Farm in Hingham into an education classroom, or working with the Walpole community to fundraise, replace, and reconstruct the playground at Bird Park, these Trustees employees continue to go above and beyond expectations.

Trustees of Reservations
Founded in 1891, The Trustees of Reservations is the nation’s oldest regional land trust and Massachusetts’ largest non-profit conservation organization. The organization’s mission is to hold in “trust” and “preserve, for public use and enjoyment,” “reservations,” or properties, of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts.” For over 120 years, The Trustees have worked to conserve the natural, cultural and scenic character that makes Massachusetts’ landscapes and communities unique. The Trustees own and manage 108 properties totaling more than 27,000 acres, serving more than one million visitors each year. Supported by over 100,000 member families, generous donors and over 1,500 volunteers annually, The Trustees work to foster healthy, active, and green communities, with an emphasis on encouraging sustainable, local agriculture and urban and suburban community gardens throughout Massachusetts. For more information visit www.thetrustees.org.