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Holyoke, MA – October 17, 2013 – The Trustees of Reservations, the nation’s oldest and one of Massachusetts’ largest statewide land conservation organizations, recently recognized Pat Toomey, Trustees Assistant Superintendent with for 15 years of service. Toomey received his award at the organization’s annual meeting held at one of its signature properties, Naumkeag, a National Historic Landmark located in Stockbridge.
“Pat Toomey has been an integral part of the Windsor Management Unit team for 15 years,” says Jim Caffrey, Trustees Superintendent. “He has brought strong skills in construction, carpentry, the natural sciences, and Nordic skiing to the job. This is a rare combination of skills and we have been fortunate to have Pat use all of them. He has supervised the construction of visitor centers at both Notchview and the Bryant Homestead, has brought our ski grooming efforts up several notches and recently worked tirelessly to save the historic Bryant dam from destruction by storm water and age. I look forward to presenting Pat his 20th and 25th year awards and beyond!”
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.