Published on July 20, 2017

Great News for Trailside!

You Spoke Up—And Beacon Hill Listened

Norman Smith with snowy owl and his two grandchildren

We have exciting news to share! This week, Governor Charlie Baker signed the FY18 state budget for Massachusetts, which included $250,000 for Blue Hills Trailside Museum’s annual operating budget.

Thanks to everyone that took the time to speak up for Trailside and contact their legislators on this important issue. We would also like to extend a special thank you to the following individuals for their leadership in securing the funding:

  • Governor Charlie Baker
  • Secretary of Environment Matthew Beaton
  • Senator Walter Timilty
  • Representative William Driscoll
  • ...and the record number of legislators who supported Trailside’s budget.

With sincere appreciation,

Norman Smith 
Sanctuary Director