Trustees North Shore Properties Crane Beach, Ravenswood Park and Appleton Farms Host 350.org Climate Action Events on 10.24.09

Contact Information

JoAnn Beck
Education & Outreach Manager
978.921.1944. x4020
Jbeck@ttor.org

Kristi Perry
Public Relations Manager
kperry@ttor.org
781.329.5205

Beverly, MA -- The Trustees of Reservations announced today they are hosting climate action events on three of their North Shore properties on October 24th, 2009, as part of the 350.org International Day of Climate Action – a global call to put the world on course to address the climate crisis.  “As Trustees, we believe that global climate change action begins right here at home, says JoAnn Beck, Trustees Northeast Education and Outreach Manager. “And that's why we're sponsoring International Day of Climate Action events at three of our iconic North shore properties, including Crane Beach and Appleton Farms in Ipswich and at Ravenswood Park in Gloucester.  Details follow below:

From 1PM - 2:30PM on October 24th, The Trustees invite you to take a “Stand in the Sand” at Crane Beach and join neighbors and the international community in sending a message to Massachusetts representatives and the world that we need bold climate change legislation to protect our planet and the local places that we care for.  The event includes speakers, banner signing, and a group photograph to be sent to state representatives.  Beach admission is free.

From 2:30 through 4:30PM, enjoy the “Strolling of the Dairy Herd” at Appleton Farms. Join cows and your fellow humans alike in making a pledge to help stop the rapid acceleration of global warming. Explore the dairy barn during milking, participate in cow games and activities and enjoy the parade of cows, heifers and calves. Sign our pledge and find out what you can do to help stop the effect of climate change. FREE. Please RSVP at 978.356.5728

At 4:30PM, join Marilyn Castriotta, at Ravenswood Park for a discussion on climate change through her analysis of ”An Inconvenient Truth” at Ravenswood’s new Education Center at 481 Western Ave. in Gloucester. Come hear, ask questions, and learn about what you can do to renew your commitment to this cause of our times. Climate change is the planet’s greatest threat. It’s solution is humanity’s greatest opportunity. Admission is free to all.

The 350.org International Day of Climate Action includes people from around the world, young and old, who are planning to come together at iconic locations to send a clear message that we need a bolder climate change policy.  350.org believes that if we are going to tackle climate change, people will need to act in unison – and 2009 will be an absolutely crucial year. 

For more about the International Day of Climate Action and what The Trustees are doing to battle climate change here at home in Massachusetts go to: http://www.350.org/ and http://www.thetrustees.org/what-we-care-about/climate-change/climate-action-day.html.  Contact: JoAnn Beck at jbeck@ttor.org.

About The Trustees of Reservations in the Northeast
On the North Shore, The Trustees of Reservations (The Trustees) own and manage some 20 reservations in Essex County including: Agassiz Rock, Appleton Farms and Appleton Grass Rides, Castle Hill, Crane Beach and the Crane Wildlife Refuge, Coolidge Reservation, Crowninshield Island, Greenwood Farm, Halibut Point, Long Hill, Misery Islands, Mount Anne Park, Old Town Hill, Pine and Hemlock Knoll, Ravenswood Park, Stavros Reservation, Stevens-Coolidge Place, Ward Reservation and Weir Hill. Encompassing 5,794 acres, these properties contain some of the most spectacular natural, historic and cultural resources in Massachusetts and offer woodlands and hilltops, coastlines, great estates, historic houses and gardens as well as programs such as outdoor concerts, farm days, summer camps and plant sales throughout the region.  To find out more about The Trustees in the Northeast, please call 978.921.1944.

About The Trustees of Reservations Statewide
The Trustees are 100,000 people like you, from every corner of Massachusetts, who share a deep set of similar values — a love of the land, the outdoors, and the distinctive charms of New England—as well as a shared vision of celebrating and protecting these special places for everyone, forever.
 
Founded in 1891 by Charles Eliot, an open space visionary and protégé of the famous landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead, The Trustees of Reservations are the nation's oldest statewide land conservation trust and nonprofit conservation organization. With 102 reservations, comprising nearly 26,000 acres—all open to the public—Trustees properties are tremendously diverse.  From mountains, open meadows and parks, to working farms, stately homes and gardens, 70 miles of stunning coastline, and five National Historic landmarks, Trustees reservations offer something for everyone. 

The Trustees also hold perpetual conservation restrictions on more than 16,000 acres—a total larger than any other conservation organization in Massachusetts—permanently protecting scenic and natural areas from development, and have worked with communities and other conservation partners to assist in the protection of another 16,000+ acres around the state.

The Trustees’ volunteers, members, donors, staff, and governing board all “hold in trust,” and care for nearly 100 places of cultural, natural, and historical significance, called "reservations."  

Statewide, The Trustees employ 176 full-time, 22 regular part-time, and 350-400 seasonal staff with expertise in ecology, education, historic resources, land protection, conservation, land management, and planning.  To apply for employment opportunities, request a speaker for an event, become an organizational partner, and/or interview Trustees’ experts on important topics and issues, please contact www.thetrustees.org.