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What We Care About

The Trustees own and care for more than 120 special places – nearly 29,000 acres – across Massachusetts. We’re your partners in protecting the places and experiences that make Massachusetts the place you want to call home. On this page, get a closer look at the things we care about, and explore our blog for content, news, and updates from around the state.

Boston Waterfront Initiative

The Trustees’ Boston Waterfront Initiative advances a bold vision for iconic, public open space along our city’s waterfront as a way to bring positive change and address critical issues

One Waterfront

Coastal Strategy

In the face of climate change and coastal development, The Trustees has a responsibility to manage and preserve our coastal places. With buy-in from communities, conservation and research partners, and government we are developing creative ways to ensure that the Massachusetts coast is protected for generations to come.

Coastal Strategy

Public Gardens

The public gardens cared for and protected by The Trustees are a living documentary of Massachusetts horticulture and design traditions.

Public Gardens

I Am America

The Trustees has designed an innovative, year-long initiative presenting the stories of American identity connected to its properties, using various visual arts, poetry, music, dance, conversations, interactions and publications.

I Am America
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Join the Trustees

Enjoy 120 sites featuring inspired trails, historic homes, beautiful gardens, farms, summer camps and more.
Become a Member

Lend a Hand

Join a community passionate about a sustainable future and engaged in diverse projects across the state.

Support Our Work

We rely on your generous support to protect the irreplaceable landscapes and landmarks of Massachusetts.