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Leominster, MA – October 17, 2013 – The Trustees of Reservations, the nation’s oldest and one of Massachusetts’ largest statewide land conservation organizations, recently recognized Vincent Antil, Trustees GIS Manager, for 15 years of service. Antil received his award at the organization’s annual meeting held at one of its signature properties, Naumkeag, a National Historic Landmark located in Stockbridge. He is based out of The Trustees Doyle Center and Community Park in Leominster.
“Vin’s GIS accomplishments and abilities are integral to the success of The Trustees’ place-based mission,” says Tom O’Shea, Trustees Director of Field Operations. “To be an effective GIS manager requires strong problem solving, attention to detail, organization, creativity, as well as highly specialized, state-of-the-art skills covering several disciplines such as spatial analysis, geography, and cartography – Vin has these in spades. Vin also has a reputation for being a great team member and consummate professional. We have been fortunate to have had Vin with us for the past 15 years and look forward to having Vin with us for many years to come.”
The Trustees of Reservations (The Trustees) “hold in trust” and care for properties, or “reservations,” of scenic, cultural, and natural significance for the general public to enjoy. Founded by open space visionary Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees are the nation’s oldest, statewide land trust and one of Massachusetts’ largest conservation organizations. Supported by more than 100,000 members and donors and thousands of volunteers, The Trustees own and manage 111 spectacular reservations, over 20 of which are located on Boston’s North Shore – including working farms, historic homesteads and gardens, community parks, barrier beaches and mountain vistas – located on more than 26,000 acres throughout the Commonwealth. In addition, The Trustees work closely with community partners and permanent affiliates including Boston Natural Areas Network and the Hilltown Land Trust to preserve and protect special places for current and future generations. The Trustees are an established leader in the conservation and preservation movement and model for other land trusts nationally and internationally. The organization offers hundreds of outreach programs, workshops, and events annually, designed to engage all ages in their mission. To find out more, please visit: www.thetrustees.org.