Support Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

People on Broadmoor's boardwalk in fall

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We're looking to make some ambitious site improvements at Broadmoor, and we need your support. Every dollar will be invested to create a more welcoming, accessible, and engaging sanctuary for you to connect with nature.

  

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Preserving the Path
Building Sustainable Trails for the Future

Over the years, Broadmoor's well-loved trail system has been compromised by heavy use, flooding, and erosion. Some trails were not initially designed for large numbers of visitors, and others have been impacted by beaver activity and heavy storms due to climate change have affected many locations.

To make sure we can provide safe, accessible and enjoyable connections to nature for all people, Broadmoor has launched an effort to improve our trail system. 

After a comprehensive study completed by Peter Jensen, a nationally recognized trail-development expert, we've developed a plan to improve each of Broadmoor's 20 distinct trail segments. We envision making the improvements over several years and will engage volunteers, school groups, Mass Audubon campers, and others in the process.

Walking a trail at Broadmoor in fall

Overview

The funds raised through the Preserving the Path campaign will cover all aspects of the construction project, including design, permitting, and materials.

We also recognize that long-term trail stewardship funding is required to maintain the trails in good condition for years to come. 

Finally, additional funding is required to help ensure that there is adequate staffing support to manage the project along with the assistance of consultants, engineers, and construction professionals.

How You Can Help

Winter sunset on a trail at Broadmoor

Broadmoor’s original All Person's Trail opened in 1999, making 2019 the twentieth anniversary—a fitting time to celebrate and upgrade the trail network.

Please join us as we "preserve the path" and ensure the connection to nature at beautiful Broadmoor!

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For additional information on the project and/or other ways to give, please contact Sanctuary Director Elissa Landre by email or at 508-655-2210.

Volunteer

Want to help with our trail improvement projects? Join our volunteer Trail Crew! This is a great project opportunity for Eagles Scouts and/or high school students looking to earn community service hours. No prior trail work or construction knowledge needed. 

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The Campaign for Broadmoor

Building & Grounds Improvements Complete

Broadmoor Nature Center in fall

Come see what you made possible in the first phase of our campaign!

  • Accessible trail extension to the new observation outlook over the field.
  • New Welcome Center entrance and improved accessibility for all visitors.
  • Nature play area for children and families.
  • Installed a stone wall overlooking the field for resting and watching wildlife.
  • Redesigned the entry from Eliot Street with improved visibility for safety.
  • Parking lot upgrades including resurfacing, removal of invasive plants, and new signage.
  • New shade trees, native plants, and wildflowers.