Support Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

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Arcadia relies on the generosity of its supporters to continue our conservation and education work in the Connecticut River Valley.

Learn more about ways to support us:

Teaching Pavilion construction progress at Arcadia in August 2020

Arcadia has been an ecological gem and education innovator since 1944. But the demand for cutting-edge programs exceeds the space that we have in which to offer them. To increase capacity for innovative environmental education and climate change programming, Arcadia is building a 50'x 30' Teaching Pavilion. You can help make it happen >

campers canoeing at Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

Since 1944, Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary has been protecting critical habitat in the Pioneer Valley. We could not accomplish all that we do without the generous support of our members, donors, volunteers, and program participants. Learn more >

Arcadia sunrise © Chris Lizotte
© Chris Lizotte

Arcadia began in 1944 with one gift of land given by the Chafee family, and has grown steadily into a natural oasis in the developing valley. From its start at less than 200 acres to more than 700 acres today, Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary’s expansion has been made possible because of community support and individual gifts. Learn More >

Springfield class trip to Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary © Phil Doyle
Springfield class trip to Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary © Phil Doyle

From the 1976 founding of Massachusetts’ first nature preschool to the fall 2015 launch of “Life in a Changing Climate” in collaboration with Hampshire Regional School District, Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary has shown itself to be a regional and national leader in innovative environmental education. Learn More >