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Beverly & Sharon, MA – October 17, 2013 – The Trustees of Reservations, the nation’s oldest and one of Massachusetts’ largest statewide land conservation organizations, recently recognized Julie Phillips, Trustees Senior Office Manager at the Crane Estate in Ipswich for 25 years of service. Phillips received her award at the organization’s annual meeting held at one of its signature properties, Naumkeag, a National Historic Landmark located in Stockbridge.
“Over the past 25 years Julie has been an incredible asset to the organization,” says Bob Murray, Trustees Operations Manager, Northeast and Greater Boston Regions, and winner of a 25-year service award himself in 2012. “She is extremely competent in a wide range of areas and we depend on her greatly. As the Office manager she is the glue that keeps the regional team together. On top of all that, we are all privileged to have this truly wonderful person with a great sense of humor and a heart full of compassion in our daily work lives.”
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.