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Membership has its Advantages: The Trustees of Reservations Announce New Admission Pricing at Crane Beach for Members-Only

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Kristi Perry
Manager of Public Relations
781.784.0567 x7003

Beverly, MA – The Trustees of Reservations announced today a new pricing structure at Crane Beach that offers significant advantages to those who become members of the organization. Membership and admission fees help to support the critical work of The Trustees, including the ongoing management, maintenance and stewardship of places like Crane Beach and other remarkable natural and cultural resources across the state.

Effective through Labor Day, member admission prices at Crane Beach have been decreased from $11.00 to $5.00 per car. After 3:00 p.m., admission prices decrease by another 50%. For nonmembers, beach admission prices remain at $22 on weekends and $15 on weekdays.

About the Trustees’ Mission & Strategic Plan
Since its founding in 1891 by Charles Eliot, an open space visionary and protégé of the famous landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead, The Trustees’ mission has been to preserve, protect and care for properties of exceptional scenic, historic and ecological value in Massachusetts. While The Trustees’ mission remains the same, the way the organization plans to accomplish it has changed as the world has changed.

As land is being developed and open space is being fragmented at a rapid pace around the state, The Trustees are working to mobilize and inspire a critical mass of people and partners who care about quality of life in their communities and will work to protect them. The Trustees are undertaking an ambitious education and outreach effort to help more people understand how everyone can be “a Trustee of the planet” and make a lasting impact.

“By 2017, we hope to double our members and volunteers to help make this vision a reality,” says Andrew Kendall, President of The Trustees. “Imagine what a difference it would make if every town was able to protect a special park, farm or plot of land from being developed or save a historic homestead or building. Through our work and membership outreach, we hope to open even more people’s eyes to what they can do, starting in their own communities.”

About The Trustees of Reservations
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, of the outdoors and of the distinctive charms of New England, as well as a shared vision of celebrating and protecting them for everyone, forever.

With 96 reservations, comprising nearly 25,000 acres – all of which are open to the public – The Trustees of Reservations’ properties are tremendously diverse and include: mountains and hilltops; forests and woodlands; river valleys and waterfalls; islands, 70 miles of coastline, barrier beaches; marshes, bogs, swamps; open fields and meadows; farms, historic homesteads and now recently, through our permanent affiliation with Boston Natural Areas Network, community gardens and urban wilds throughout the city of Boston.

The Trustees employ 180 full-time and 350–400 seasonal staff with expertise in many areas, including ecology, education, historic resources, land protection, conservation, land management, and planning. To find out how you can interview Trustees? experts on important topics and issues, volunteer or become a member, please call The Trustees of Reservations at 781.784.0567, visit at, or email