From defending endangered species to reducing climate change impacts, one of the most effective ways to protect the nature of Massachusetts is through sound environmental policy. Mass Audubon’s Advocacy department works with other conservation organizations, legislators, and citizen groups to shape and strengthen environmental laws and regulations.
We inform and educate people about pending legislation and its potential impacts, and enable the public to better understand the government's actions. Working with scientists from Mass Audubon and other organizations, we provide data and analysis to help guide public policy.
We also rely on people like you to help us spread our message!
How You Can Advocate for the Environment
Most of the decisions that govern the health and character of our land are made at the local level. To make a difference in your community, get involved with protecting forests, farmlands, water resources, and wildlife habitat. Learn More
Find out how a bill becomes a law at the State House and see how your legislator has voted on the environment. Learn More
Mass Audubon has identified several priority bills for the current legislative session, including the Massachusetts Endangered Species Act, Sustainable Water Resources, Protection of Old Growth Forests, and Updating the Bottle Bill. Other critical issues include mosquito control and protection of parks and conservation lands. Learn More
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Membership dues help support our statewide advocacy work, and the backing of more than 100,000 members lends credibility and clout to our efforts. Learn More