Last Minute Green Gift Idea for the Holidays from The Trustees of Reservations

Consider Giving Someone You Love a “Green Gift Membership” A Gift that Keeps on Giving Throughout the Year

Contact Information

John Bradley
Director of Membership
978.921.1944 x1859

Media Inquiries:
Kristi Perry

Sharon, MA – With the holidays almost upon us and retailers bombarding us with more ideas than we know what to do with, The Trustees of Reservations and many other non profits offer the idea of a gift membership – a different kind of gift that not only that supports a worthy organization, but keeps on giving throughout the year.

As feelings of uncertainty about the economy still loom over many of us, experts predict that consumers are spending even more conservatively on holiday gifts this year. For those who are still planning to give, but might be looking for value and something meaningful at the same time, The Trustees recommend trying a “Green Gift Membership,” something the organization, like many others, has seen as a growing trend over the last few years.

The perfect gift for someone who loves the outdoors and historic places, and cares about visiting, preserving and protecting them, individual gift memberships start as low as $45 ($35 for students and seniors), and provide free access, year-round, to The Trustees 102 stunning reservations located in 73 communities across Massachusetts. Gift memberships also offer significant discounts on Trustees B&B stays, events, workshops, camps programs, and more. In addition, your gift helps The Trustees preserve and care for special places so that we can keep them open and operating for the public to throughout the year. Trustees’ Gift memberships* include:

  • Free/reduced admission to 102 Trustees properties (including significantly discounted parking rates at popular destinations like Crane Beach in Ipswich and World’s End in Hingham);
  • Discounts on stays at Trustees bed & breakfasts (The Inn at Castle Hill in Ipswich and the Guest House at Field Farm in Williamstown)
  • Discounted fees for the hundreds of events, programs, lectures and workshop the Trustees offer year-round, for all ages
  • The Trustees Property Guide, a 200-page guidebook to the organization’s 102 reservations—available exclusively to members;
  • A year’s subscription to our quarterly member magazine, Special Places, which will keep you up-to-date on important conservation, nature, history, cultural, and environmentally-important topics and events;
  • A Trustees window sticker showing your support for the nation’s oldest statewide land trust and non-profit conservation organization; and With any gift membership order placed before January 15, 2010, receive a free Trustees of Reservations denim shirt – a clothing item that is back in fashion again!

Founded in 1891 by open space visionary Charles Eliot, The Trustees of Reservations own and manage 102 reservations, all open for the public to enjoy. From mountains and hilltops, to working farms, stately homes and gardens, 70 miles of stunning coastline, and five National Historic Landmarks, Trustees’ properties are tremendously diverse and offer something for everyone. The Trustees also hold perpetual conservation restrictions on more than 16,000 additional acres, permanently protecting scenic and natural areas from development, and have assisted in the protection of more than 16,000 additional acres.
As land is being developed and open space is being fragmented at a rapid pace around the state, The Trustees mission is to mobilize and inspire a critical mass of people and partners who care about their communities and will work to protect them. Trustees’ members 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: to protect special places for everyone, forever.

*gift memberships can be ordered online at or by calling 978.921.1944 (M – F, 9AM – 5PM).