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Duxbury Beach Reservation, Inc.

Preserve. Protect. Enjoy.

Duxbury, MA   |  http://duxburybeachreservation.org

Mission

Preserve Duxbury Beach to safeguard adjacent bays and mainland, protect wildlife and vegetation while welcoming the public to enjoy.

Notes from the nonprofit

Since 1919, Duxbury Beach has been secured from development while protecting the town. Duxbury Beach Reservation, a local nonprofit organization, continues this legacy with its mission to PRESERVE Duxbury Beach to safeguard the adjacent bays and mainland, to PROTECT its native wildlife and vegetation while welcoming all to ENJOY the unique barrier beach. If you are interested in learning more about Duxbury Beach Reservation, please reach out to Cris Luttazi, Executive Director.

Ruling year info

1976

Executive Director

Cristin Luttazi

Main address

PO Box 2593

Duxbury, MA 02331 USA

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Formerly known as

Duxbury Beach Association

EIN

51-0173192

NTEE code info

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

COASTAL ECOLOGY PROGRAM

MANAGES PROJECTS THAT PRESERVE THE BEACH AND SALTMARSH, AND PROTECT THE NATIVE VEGETATION AND WILDLIFE. PROJECTS INCLUDE INVASIVE PLANT MANAGEMENT AND NATIVE PLANTINGS; SPECIES INVENTORYING TO DETERMINE BASELINE POPULATIONS AND SPECIES HABITAT USAGE ON-SITE; AND MAINTENANCE OF MULTIPLE ECOSYSTEMS - FROM ROCKY INTERTIDAL AND MUDFLATS TO DUNES AND SALT MARSHES. AN IMPORTANT FOCUS OF THE COASTAL ECOLOGY PROGRAM IS THE PROTECTION OF STATE AND FEDERALLY LISTED SPECIES ON DUXBURY BEACH. DBR HAS DEVELOPED AN EXTENSIVE AND ROBUST TRAINING, MONITORING, AND REPORTING PROGRAM TO TRACK AND MANAGE LISTED SPECIES.

Population(s) Served
Adults

DUXBURY BEACH PARK IS LOCATED AT THE NORTHERN END OF THE BEACH AND IS OPEN TO VISITORS FOR A DAILY PARKING FEE. FOLKS COME TO BIKE, SWIM, PADDLE OR SIMPLY REST ON THE BEACH AND ENJOY THE OUTDOORS. LOCATED ON-SITE IS A FULL-SERVICE BATHHOUSE ALONG WITH A SNACK SHOP AND RESTAURANT OPEN DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS. THE RESERVATION MAINTAINS A GUARDED SWIMMING AREA, THE BUILDING AND THE PARKING LOTS, ALL WHICH OFFER ADA ACCESSIBILITY. THE NATURAL SHORELINE IS PRESERVED THROUGH COASTAL RESILIENCY PROJECTS INCLUDING VEGETATION AND DUNE/BEACH NOURISHMENT.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

DBR UTILIZES A GREEN COASTAL RESILIENCY PROJECTS TO CREATE LIVING SHORELINES USING NATIVE VEGETATION AND DUNE AND BEACH NOURISHMENT TO REDUCE WAVE AND WIND VELOCITY AND MINIMIZE STORM ALTERATIONS. TO PROACTIVELY STRENGTHEN AND PRESERVE THE BARRIER BEACH, THE RESERVATION WORKS WITH PARTNERS TO MONITOR CHANGES IN THE BARRIER BEACH, MODEL FUTURE PREDICTIVE PROCESSES, AND ANALYZE OUTCOMES. LARGE-SCALE PROJECTS ARE UNDERTAKEN, SUPPORTED BY DATA-DRIVEN ANALYSIS. THIS CONTINUOUS MAINTENANCE INCLUDES MATERIALS FROM FINE SAND TO COBBLE, BEACH GRASS TO WOODY VEGETATION, AND FENCE INSTALLATION WHERE APPROPRIATE.

Population(s) Served

WITH A MULTITUDE OF ACCESS POINTS OVER SEVERAL DIFFERENT ECOSYSTEMS, THE RESERVATION CONTINUOUSLY WORKS TO MAINTAIN AND IMPROVE PEDESTRIAN AND ROADWAY ACCESS. PROJECTS INCLUDE A BOARDWALK AND WATER ACCESS OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEOPLE WITH MOBILITY ISSUES, FENCING TO GUIDE VISITORS AWAY FROM SENSITIVE HABITATS, AND MAINTAINING PATHWAYS, CROSSWALKS, AND PARKING AREAS. A BUILDING AT HIGH PINES SERVES AS THE STORAGE AND MAINTENANCE CENTER, HOUSING VEHICLES, FENCING MATERIALS AND HISTORICAL RECORD. THIS RESERVATION-OWNED PROPERTY IS THE ON-SITE HOME BASE FOR 45+ SEASONAL EMPLOYEES OF THE COASTAL ECOLOGY PROGRAM WHERE THEY ATTEND TRAININGS AND REVIEW DATA COLLECTION.

Population(s) Served

DBR WORKS YEAR-ROUND TO ENSURE VISITORS, LOCAL COMMUNITIES AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS UNDERSTAND AND APPRECIATE THE IMPORTANCE OF DUXBURY BEACH AS A BARRIER THAT PROTECTS THE SHORELINE. THIS MESSAGING IS VITAL AS THE INTENSITY AND FREQUENCY OF STORMS INCREASE DUE TO CLIMATE CHANGE. THIS WORK IS ACCOMPLISHED THROUGH RESERVATION SUPPORTED, ON-SITE PUBLIC EDUCATION PROGRAMS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SOUTH SHORE-BASED ORGANIZATIONS RANGING FROM MUNICIPAL SCHOOL SYSTEMS TO ENVIRONMENTALLY-FOCUSED NON-PROFITS. THE RESERVATION'S MISSION IS SUPPORTED THROUGH COMMUNITY OUTREACH, INCLUDING EVENTS, EDUCATION PROGRAMS, COMMUNICATIONS AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES.

Population(s) Served
Families
Families
Children
Preteens
Adolescents

Where we work

Awards

Best Restored Beach 2022 2023

American Shore & Beach Preservation Association

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Acres of land managed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

COASTAL RESILIENCE PROGRAM

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Total number of species of native plants in the area(s)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

COASTAL ECOLOGY PROGRAM

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of stakeholders/stakeholder groups with whom communication has been achieved and expectations shared

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Subscribed contacts in our email marketing database.

Acres of natural habitat restored

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

COASTAL RESILIENCE PROGRAM

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Includes nourishment, plantings, invasive removal, and replicated habitat creation.

Total number of species of non-native plants in the area

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

COASTAL ECOLOGY PROGRAM

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

We actively monitor 3 invasive plant species (subsets of non-native plants). We treat Japanese knotweed and spotted knapweed and monitor for Purple Loosestrife.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Duxbury Beach Reservation, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 03/13/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Susan Rourke

Duxbury Beach Reservation, Inc.

Term: 2024 - 2025

Clark J. Hinkley

CEO Harold's, Retired

Timothy McCrystal

Partner, Ropes & Gray, LLP

Joseph M. Grady

Former Conservation Administrator, Town of Duxbury

William Hartigan

Director of Information Technology, Town of Hingham, MA

Sue Rourke

Portfolio Manager, 1620 Investment Advisors

Ted Devnew

Real Estate, Waterfront Realty

Andre Martecchini

Senior Project Manager, Kleinfelder Northeast, Inc

Theresa Hewitt

Non-Profit Volunteer

Corey Wisneski

Member, Conservation Commission, Town of Duxbury

Stephen Kearney

Principal and Urban Planner, Stantec, a global design and engineering firm, where he leads the Northeast Urban Places practice

Wayne Dennison

Partner, Brown Rudnick LLP

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/24/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/24/2024

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.