Published on September 28, 2016

Oak Knoll & Attleboro Springs Annual Report 2015-16

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A Note From the Director

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

As I look back at all that we have accomplished this year at Oak Knoll and Attleboro Springs, I want to take a moment to share some highlights with you and thank you for being a part of this very rewarding year in Attleboro.

Oak Knoll and Attleboro Springs' first Annual Report is intended to give you a glimpse into what we do, hopefully inspiring you to get involved, attend an event, become a member, volunteer, or donate. I hope you join us in our mission of protecting the nature of Massachusetts for people and wildlife–especially here in the greater Attleboro community.

We were thrilled to welcome over 10,000 community members this year who enjoyed our beautiful trails and the unique landscape of Oak Knoll and Attleboro Springs. In addition, Oak Knoll’s outreach programs engaged over 7,500 participants from the Greater Attleboro Community. We are looking forward to increasing these numbers as we continue to expand our programs and connect with more families in the community.

Earlier this year, the Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation provided a $50,000 matching challenge to help expand our program space by renovating the barn located behind our nature center. I am very happy to report that on August 1st with the help of many in our community, we successfully raised the additional $50,000 needed to meet the Balfour Challenge! We immediately launched the first phase of renovations and soon, we will have a wonderful new venue for our school, camp, family, and community outreach programs.

I am excited to share this report with you and thank you for all that you have done to contribute to Oak Knoll this year. If you would like to learn more about any aspect of our work, don’t hesitate to give me a call at 508-223-3060.

With gratitude,
Lauren Gordon
Sanctuary Director