Support Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

People on Broadmoor's boardwalk in fall

How You Can Help

A donation to Broadmoor's general operations will support continuing stewardship of the sanctuary's land for our visitors, program participants, campers, and wildlife. Gifts of all sizes are always welcome!

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Preserving the Path: Building Sustainable Trails for the Future

Walking a trail at Broadmoor in fall

You Did It—Thank You!

Thanks to our generous supporters, we surpassed our goal of raising $420,000 for ambitious site improvements to make Broadmoor a more welcoming, accessible, and engaging sanctuary where you can connect with nature.

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. Heavy storms due to climate change have affected many locations.

Winter sunset on a trail at Broadmoor

To make sure we can provide safe, accessible and enjoyable connections to nature for all people, Broadmoor launched an effort to improve our trail system following a comprehensive study completed by Peter Jensen, a nationally recognized trail-development expert. The plan addresses all nine miles of trails making reroutes, creating scenic viewpoints, adding puncheon and bog bridges and much more. Improvements began in 2019 engaging volunteers, school groups, Mass Audubon campers, and others in the process.

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, so an endowment has been created. It will grow and ensure that funds for materials, equipment and work will always be available to immediately address trail maintenance issues and avoid delays due to lack of resources.