Duxbury Beach Reservation, Inc.

Protect, Preserve, Enjoy

Duxbury, MA   |
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Duxbury Beach Reservation, Inc.

EIN: 51-0173192


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

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Executive Director

Cristin Luttazi

Main address

PO Box 2593

Duxbury, MA 02331 USA

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Formerly known as

Duxbury Beach Association



Subject area info

Land resources

Wildlife biodiversity

Invasive plant species

Nature education

Community recreation

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Population served info

Children and youth


NTEE code info

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

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Our programs

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

Landform Maintenance

DBR strives to proactively strengthen and preserve the barrier beach through annual maintenance including dune renourishment and repair, cobble berm restoration, fertilization, planting beach grass and woody vegetation and fencing.

Population(s) Served

Protecting the natural ecology of the barrier beach is a complicated task. It requires balancing the needs of many individual projects as well as the needs of coastal resilience work and recreation. The Coastal Ecology Program is made up of several ongoing projects:

Vegetation Planting and Management - With the impacts of climate change becoming more prevalent, dune renourishment and planting events are likely to be frequent and necessary projects.

Endangered Species Program - The Reservation's Coastal Ecology Program staff manages the federal and state guidelines for nesting piping plovers and least terns

Species Inventory - The Reservation hopes to track this data seasonally and over several years to learn more about which species use Duxbury Beach.

Population(s) Served

Duxbury Beach Park is located at the northern end of the Duxbury Beach Reservation's property and is open Memorial Day until Labor Day. Blakeman's Pavillion (managed by a third party) offers showers and restroom facilities along with casual dining. Beach goers enjoy walks, watch birds, and engage in various sporting activities on both the bay side and ocean side.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Duxbury Beach Reservation strives to proactively to strengthen the barrier beach through annual maintenance and large-scale analysis, planning, and construction work. Working with Woods Hole Group, an environmental engineering and consulting firm, DBR has developed a list of projects ranging from beach and dune renourishment to salt marsh restoration. These projects are in varying stages of conception, permitting, planning, and fundraising. The newest project is to plan and permit for restoration work on a large scale. This will allow flexibility and fast action as priority areas shift and funding for construction becomes available.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Duxbury Beach Reservation, Inc.
Fiscal year: Nov 01 - Oct 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 151.98 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 5.2 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 9% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info

Duxbury Beach Reservation, Inc.

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Nov 01 - Oct 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Duxbury Beach Reservation, Inc.

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Nov 01 - Oct 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Nov 01 - Oct 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

This snapshot of Duxbury Beach Reservation, Inc.’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $335,461 -$599,456 -$59,468 $738,706 $1,219,024
As % of expenses 26.0% -31.4% -2.3% 65.0% 104.5%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $335,461 -$599,456 -$59,468 $738,706 $1,219,024
As % of expenses 26.0% -31.4% -2.3% 65.0% 104.5%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $1,303,941 $1,603,391 $2,338,784 $2,008,253 $2,159,323
Total revenue, % change over prior year -0.7% 23.0% 45.9% -14.1% 7.5%
Program services revenue 23.4% 20.6% 12.6% 24.6% 12.6%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 6.8% 6.0% 3.9% 6.2% 5.3%
Government grants 0.0% 3.5% 21.6% 6.6% 5.5%
All other grants and contributions 17.4% 8.8% 20.3% 18.3% 24.9%
Other revenue 52.4% 61.1% 41.6% 44.4% 51.6%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $1,289,224 $1,910,246 $2,590,209 $1,136,425 $1,166,193
Total expenses, % change over prior year 14.5% 48.2% 35.6% -56.1% 2.6%
Personnel 3.2% 8.5% 7.6% 39.4% 46.4%
Professional fees 4.2% 3.4% 4.1% 10.2% 9.1%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 1.2% 2.4% 1.8%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 92.6% 88.1% 87.2% 48.1% 42.7%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total expenses (after depreciation) $1,289,224 $1,910,246 $2,590,209 $1,136,425 $1,166,193
One month of savings $107,435 $159,187 $215,851 $94,702 $97,183
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $1,396,659 $2,069,433 $2,806,060 $1,231,127 $1,263,376

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Months of cash 1.9 1.5 0.9 9.8 16.0
Months of cash and investments 47.9 28.6 20.1 53.5 67.7
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 46.7 27.7 20.2 53.8 65.0
Balance sheet composition info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Cash $208,372 $238,344 $203,438 $927,826 $1,550,690
Investments $4,941,663 $4,309,895 $4,140,363 $4,141,613 $5,033,098
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $20,686 $15,112
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $1 $1 $1 $1 $1
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 3.0% 3.4% 0.2% 0.7% 0.4%
Unrestricted net assets $5,015,910 $4,416,454 $4,356,986 $5,095,692 $6,314,716
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $13,392 $314,553
Total net assets $5,015,910 $4,416,454 $4,356,986 $5,109,084 $6,629,269

Key data checks

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

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Executive Director

Cristin Luttazi

Cris Luttazi joined the Duxbury Beach Reservation in 2017 as its first ever Executive Director and professional staff. She has significant experience in project management with both for-profit and non-profit organization. Cris brings extensive coastal conservation experience to the position and a passion for the Massachusetts coastline. Prior to joining DBR, Cris worked as the Program Coordinator for Mass Audubon’s Coastal Waterbird Program. She was awarded a Fellowship at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in the Marine Policy Center and subsequently was a Guest Student in the WHOI Chemistry and Geochemistry Department. Previously, Cris was a principal with Barclays Global Investors, serving as the Manager of European Direct Marketing and Manager of External Operations in London and San Francisco, respectively.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Duxbury Beach Reservation, Inc.

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Duxbury Beach Reservation, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 01/16/2023
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Board chair

Clark Hinkley

Clark J. Hinkley


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

Donald Gunster

Partner, NewFields

Ted Devnew

Real Estate, Waterfront Realty

Andre Martecchini

Senior Project Manager, Kleinfelder Northeast, Inc

Sara Fargo

Theresa Hewitt

Corey Wisneski

Member, Conservation Commission, Town of Duxbury

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/16/2023

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