Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

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October 31, 2013

Trustees honor Ward manager

Adam Rollfs of Andover, was recently honored for his 15 years of service as property manager at the Trustees of Reservations’ Charles Ward Reservation.

Rollfs, a Prospect Road resident, received his award at the organization’s annual meeting held at one of its signature properties, Naumkeag, a National Historic Landmark located in Stockbridge. The Trustees of Reservations is the nation’s oldest and one of Massachusetts’ largest statewide land conservation organizations.

Kevin Block, Trustees superintendent of the Andover/North Andover management unit, said Rollfs helped make his transition into his new role earlier this summer “exceptionally simple and easy.” He called Rollfs a “tremendous, energetic employee who is on top of everything that comes with the job” at Charles Ward Reservation, a site that straddles Andover and North Andover and features more than 10 miles of trails.

“He knows the Ward Reservation exceptionally well, and not only from a maintenance perspective,” Block said in a release. “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 “hold in trust” and care for properties, or “reservations,” of scenic, cultural, and natural significance for the general public to enjoy. The land trust owns and manage 111 reservations, more than 20 of which are located on the North Shore. For more information, visit www.thetrustees.org.

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