Beverly, MA – October 18, 2013 – The Trustees of Reservations, the nation’s oldest and one of Massachusetts’ largest statewide land conservation organizations, recently recognized Adam Rollfs, Trustees Property Manager at the Charles Ward Reservation for 15 years of service. Rollfs received his award at the organization’s annual meeting held at one of its signature properties, Naumkeag, a National Historic Landmark located in Stockbridge.
“I have only known Adam for 3 months of his 15 years since I started with The Trustees back in July, but because he is such a tremendous, energetic employee who is on top of everything that comes with the job, he has made my transition exceptionally simple and easy,” says Kevin Block, Trustees Superintendent, Andover/North Andover Management Unit. “He knows the Ward Reservation exceptionally well, and not only from a maintenance perspective; he has also built a great relationship with its visitors, property committee members, volunteers and donors. When we talk about the four pillars of the Trustees – Protect, Steward, Excite and Grow – there is no other person I can think of who accomplishes each of these pillars better than Adam. I could not be more honored to be on his team, and am very excited to get to work together for the next 15 years, if not longer.”
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.