Our Mission
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Our Mission

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"The Trustees of Reservations preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts."

Who We Are

We are more than 100,000 people like you who love the outdoors, who love the distinctive charms of New England, and who believe in celebrating and protecting them, for everyone, forever.

Together with our neighbors, we protect the distinct character of our communities and inspire a commitment to our special places. Our passion is to share with everyone the irreplaceable natural and cultural treasures we care for.

What We Do

We enjoy and care for more than 100 special places – nearly 25,000 acres – all around Massachusetts. And we are actively building an extended family of friends and neighbors across the state that can help in their different ways.

What We Are Up Against

Through more than 100 years of hard work and high standards, The Trustees have built a sterling reputation and a stunning physical legacy.

Today, the places we care about are going fast, and the forces undermining them, including climate change, are moving faster. We need to tap the wellspring of people’s joy – in their communities, their heritage, and the natural world – and mobilize a whole new generation to care.

The Trustees adopted an ambitious Strategic Plan, Trustees 2018, that outlines our approach to conservation in Massachusetts over the next decade.

How You Can Get Involved

  • Become a Trustee
    Membership opens a world of new experiences for you and your family while supporting our work to care for the places you love. As a member, you can get out to your favorite places for free or reduced admission and enjoy discounts on hundreds of special events and programs.

  • Visit a Property
    From the Berkshires to the Islands, Trustees reservations connect you with the natural, historical, and cultural treasures that make Massachusetts the place we want to call home.

  • Speak Up for Issues You Care About
    Sign up for our Conservation News e-newsletter to get the latest word on conservation issues in Massachusetts.

  • Volunteer
    Spend an hour, a day, or make a longer commitment to volunteer with The Trustees. We can't do it without you. 

How You Can Get Involved

  • Become a Trustee
    Membership opens a world of new experiences for you and your family while supporting our work to care for the places you love. As a member, you can get out to your favorite places for free or reduced admission and enjoy discounts on hundreds of special events and programs.

  • Make a Donation
    Give today and make a difference for special places in Massachusetts.

  • Visit a Property
    From the Berkshires to the Islands, Trustees reservations connect you with the natural, historical, and cultural treasures that make Massachusetts the place we want to call home.

  • Sign up for our Newsletter
    Sign up for our newsletter and stay up-to-date on what is going on with The Trustees.

  • Volunteer
    Spend an hour, a day, or make a longer commitment to volunteer with The Trustees. We can't do it without you. 

 
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