Sharon and Boston, MA – October 25, 2013 – The Trustees of Reservations, the nation’s oldest and one of Massachusetts’ largest statewide land conservation organizations, recently recognized Dorchester’s Clam Point neighborhood resident, Shea Ennen, Boston Natural Areas Network (BNAN) Operations Manager, for 25 years of service. Ennen received his award at the organization’s annual meeting held at one of its signature properties, Naumkeag, a National Historic Landmark located in Stockbridge. BNAN is a permanent affiliate of The Trustees.
“Shea is the voice of BNAN, greeting all visitors to the BNAN – in person or over the phone,” says Vidya Tikku, BNAN Vice President of Development & Special Projects. “He can always be found answering questions patiently, taking reservations or connecting folks to the right programs or staff. Shea started out as a Youth Conservation Corps supervisor at BNAN and to this day the youth hold a special place in his heart. He transitioned into the role of BNAN Operations Manager, all the while playing multiple roles, leading canoe trips, delivering pay checks to our youth, tacking care of our office supplies or IT needs, filing administrative forms and permits, and much more. It is his ability to hop, skip and jump between multiple roles and opportunities that have made him invaluable to BNAN. Shea has welcomed all of us, including me, to the BNAN family with warmth. We thank him for leading by example, believing in and living the BNAN mission with passion, dedication and hard work.”
Boston Natural Areas Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing together local residents, partner organizations, public officials and foundations to preserve, expand and enhance urban open space, including community gardens, greenways and urban wilds in the city of Boston. For more information about the organization, becoming a member or the calendar of events, visit www.bostonnatural.org or call 617-542-7696.
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.