Published on June 24, 2020

"Rewilding" Great Neck

View of former Sacred Hearts property after the Manor House was removed
Great Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Almost a year ago, thanks to the support of many generous donors, Mass Audubon acquired the 110-acre former Sacred Hearts property abutting Great Neck Wildlife Sanctuary in Wareham. And we've made progress on several projects since then.

First, we had a celebration! Friends and donors gathered to commemorate the remarkable fundraising effort, successful protection, and acquisition of the Sacred Hearts property. 

Then, with a vision towards restoring the landscape, we hired a demolition company to remove most of the buildings—including 30 bathrooms!

After the demolition was completed, we shifted our focus to revitalizing the former campus. By planting over 100 trees, shrubs, and native flowers, the stage is set to transform the past building sites into habitats that will benefit bird and butterfly populations.

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