2019 Annual Report

Cover of 2019 Annual Report


A note from Gary Clayton, President:

Working at Mass Audubon for over 30 years has been a true privilege, and serving as president for these last five years has given me an even greater appreciation for this incredible organization. I have met fascinating people, seen inspirational conservation in action, and witnessed incredible progress in advancing environmental education, climate change response, land protection, and legislative achievements.

Just a few of our successes are detailed in this report—but they are a wonderful representation of the work we do together. I hope you take a great deal of pride in knowing that you have made a difference. 

As I retire from my role as president, I will certainly not retire as an ardent supporter, enthusiastic advocate, and most importantly, member of this wonderful organization. The future is bright, and I look forward to being a part of it with you.

A note from Beth Kressley Goldstein, Chair, Board of Directors:

We are at a turning point for the organization and for the planet. The next year will bring a new leader, new opportunities, and new challenges, but our commitment to protecting the nature of Massachusetts will always be our guiding focus.

Our work matters, and I am both inspired and excited about the action Mass Audubon will take to address the challenges of climate change, connect people with nature, and empower a new generation of conservation leaders.

As always, our success will be rooted in the support and commitment of members, donors, and partners—in other words, you. I look forward to working with you as we embark on this new chapter together.