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Boston, MA – November 29, 2017 – The Trustees today announced that Planet Subaru of Hanover has selected the organization as one of two hometown charities to benefit from its annual Share the Love® event. The event is part of a national campaign run by Subaru of America, Inc. designed to donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased from November 17, 2016 to January 3, 2017 to the customer's choice of charities. Planet Subaru of Hanover chose The Trustees and the Standish Humane Society. The Trustees is Massachusetts’ largest conservation and preservation organization and the world’s first land preservation nonprofit, which protects exceptional scenic, ecological, and historic places for public use and enjoyment.
“We are honored to be selected as one of Planet Subaru’s local nonprofits to receive donations from their Share the Love event,” says Barbara Erickson, Trustees President and CEO. “Subaru shares our passion for getting more people outdoors, including supporting the National Park System which is celebrating its Centennial this year, coincidentally as The Trustees is celebrating its 125th Anniversary.”
“Planet Subaru and The Trustees share the goal of protecting the Commonwealth’s natural treasures,” says Jeff Morrill, Planet Subaru President. “Since so many of our customers are members, we know The Trustees will use the donations wisely.”
As part of its 125th Anniversary year, The Trustees has been working to inspire more Massachusetts residents and visitors to get outdoors and engage with nature and culture at its 116 properties statewide, 40 of which are in the Greater Boston area and range from woodlands and mountains to historic homesteads, gardens, farms, campgrounds and beaches. In honor of The National Park Service’s Centennial, The Trustees is hosting an exhibition at its newest property, Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, entitled “Find Your Park: National Parks in New England,” on display through March 19, 2017. Developed in partnership with Freedom's Way National Heritage Area and with additional support from Artscope Magazine, the exhibition showcases the important work that is being done to preserve and promote the national parks through a series of large-format photographs that explore the cultural, historical, and natural wonders of the national parks located throughout New England. To find more ways to enjoy the bounty of Massachusetts with family and friends this season and beyond, please visit www.thetrustees.org.
The Trustees preserves and cares for some of Massachusetts’ most treasured natural, scenic, and historic sites for public use and enjoyment. Founded in 1891 and celebrating our 125th Anniversary in 2016, we are the world’s first land preservation nonprofit and the Commonwealth’s largest conservation and preservation organization. We believe in protecting the irreplaceable for everyone, forever. Our passion is to connect more people to outdoor recreation, culture, agriculture, and healthy, active living by using our 116 diverse properties, community spaces, and over 5,000 annual programs as a powerful and compelling platform. Located within minutes of every resident and visited by 1.6 million people in 2015, our properties span more than 26,000 acres across the state – from working farms, landscaped and urban gardens, and community parks, to barrier beaches, forests, campgrounds, inns and historic sites, many of which are National Historic Landmarks. In addition to our properties, we are also an active leader in land conservation. We hold conservation restrictions on more than 20,000 acres and have worked with community partners to help protect another 25,000 acres across the state. In 2014 we became a founding partner of the Boston Public Market, the first all locally-sourced indoor market of its kind in the nation where we operate our Appleton Farms vendor booth and serve as the educational programming partner for the Market’s demonstration KITCHEN. Funded by our nearly 125,000 members and supporters, we invite you to get out, get inspired, and find magic in the moment at a Trustees property near you: www.thetrustees.org.