Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard staff combined forces in 2021 and the connection made Mass Audubon's work more effective and more impactful. It was an undeniably difficult year, but we persevered and can be proud of our accomplishments this year.
Every year during the summer breeding season, Mass Audubon's Coastal Waterbird Program (CWP) conducts shorebird nest monitoring field studies on both Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. Here's a look at the 2021 season results from both locations.
"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!