Explore two of Massachusetts’ rarest habitats—coastal heathland and sandplain grassland—at Sesachacha Heathlands Wildlife Sanctuary on the eastern side of Nantucket. Sesachacha Pond, the largest body of brackish water on the island and located within the sanctuary, is magnet for 300 recorded bird species, including northern harriers and eastern towhees.
Unpaved sandy cart paths take you through a prairie-like landscape of native plants. Plan your visit >
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"My protection of the environment left the theoretical," says Sarah Swenson, talking about her YES internship this summer. "I realized that an essential part of my relationship with nature is a hands-on connection to the natural world."
The Youth Environmental Stewardship program is a paid summer internship that enables island youth to gain hands-on conservation and management experience at our sanctuaries. We have the chance to fund three students—but we need your help to make it happen!