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!
Be an Advocate for the Environment
Voting by interested and informed citizens strengthens the impact of Mass Audubon’s legislative advocacy. Make your voice heard >
Learn how to contact your legislators effectively and tell them you support important environmental legislation. Read our guide >
Find out which environmental bills we've selected as policy priorities, how you can help, and our position on other state and federal issues. Learn more >
Most of the decisions that impact natural resources are made locally. Make a difference by advocating in your community! Get started >
Contact the Advocacy Department
Our department serves as a leader in advocating for strong conservation laws and programs, and public participation is the key to accomplishing Mass Audubon's objectives at the State House. The Advocacy department has offices at Broad Meadow Brook in Worcester, where our Shaping the Future of Your Community program is based, and at Mass Audubon’s headquarters in Lincoln, where we focus on sustainable development and other statewide policy issues.