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Bird Park spearheading membership drive

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With the warmer weather, visits to Bird Park in Walpole increase significantly. Many walk the three-plus miles of paths and trails. Some take their children to the play area. Some play basketball on the courts or Frisbee on the field. Many enjoy the variety of events and programs offered - magic, music, yoga, live animal shows, juggling, story hours, nature programs, and meditation are just some of the offerings this summer at the park.

For those who enjoy the park and value having such a special place nearby, now is a good time to show it.

Bird Park is launching its annual membership drive, with a goal of obtaining 100 new members this year. Membership is the single best way to support the park, which is run by the nonprofit The Trustees of Reservations. The Trustees relies on membership, donations, and grants to support its mission of preserving, for public use and enjoyment, properties of scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts. The first nonprofit conservation organization of its kind in the country, The Trustees has been preserving special places like Bird Park for over 125 years.

By becoming members, individuals not only support Bird Park, but help to keep open spaces open across Massachusetts. Plus, they can enjoy free or reduced admission to The Trustees’ 116 properties, as well as discounts at gift shops, cafes, inns, campgrounds, programs, and events.

Memberships done through Bird Park, support Bird Park directly. Existing members are asked to consider renewing through Bird Park - there’s no penalty for renewing early. Membership remains valid 12 months from the expiration date of one's current membership. An individual membership is $47 and a family membership is $67, with a $10 discount for seniors and students. Membership dues are 100 percent tax-deductible.

As an added bonus, those who become members through the park this year will receive a free Bird Park tee-shirt.

To become a member, contact Maura, Bird Park’s Engagement Site Manager, at (508-668-6136) or mogara@thetrustees.org, or stop by the office at the park.

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