Latest Press Releases
- April 28, 2021
Mass Audubon has presented the inaugural Liz Duff Excellence in Environmental Education Award to Lisa Moore, the Environmental Education and Outreach Coordinator for the Town of Wellesley’s Natural Resources Commission. Moore was presented the award, which comes with a $1,000 gift to support her office’s programs, at the annual conference of the Massachusetts Environmental Education Society, held virtually this year March 10-13.
- April 27, 2021
Bird-a-thon, Mass Audubon’s biggest annual fundraiser, is set to return Friday and Saturday, May 14-15—during peak spring migration period—when participants of all ages and abilities will compete to identify the most bird species and complete nature activities in 24 hours.
The event begins promptly at 6 pm Friday, May 14th and ends at 6 pm on Saturday, May 15th. This year, Bird-a-thon is a major highlight as Mass Audubon celebrates its 125th anniversary—and as many more people continue to forge personal connections with nature during the pandemic.
- April 7, 2021
Educators from the Falmouth, Boston, and Agawam school systems have been named 2021 Conservation Teachers of the Year by Mass Audubon, the state’s largest nature conservation organization.
They are Christine Brothers, a Falmouth High School teacher; Georgette Copeland, who teaches kindergarten and first grade at the James J. Chittick Elementary School in Boston’s Hyde Park neighborhood; and Tammy Rumplik, a teacher at the James Clark and Clifford Granger elementary schools in Agawam.
- March 26, 2021
With Governor Baker’s signature on the climate Roadmap bill today, Massachusetts becomes one of a handful of jurisdictions in the world to place legal limits on climate pollution at levels consistent with the best climate science.Through the passage of this landmark bill, An Act Creating a Next-Generation Roadmap for Massachusetts Climate Policy, the state commits to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 50% below 1990 levels by 2030, 75% by 2040, and at least 85% by 2050.
- March 17, 2021
Mass Audubon has worked with the Town of Marshfield to acquire and keep from development 13 forested acres adjacent to the North River Wildlife Sanctuary in that South Shore community. Protecting the land enlarges an expanse of unfragmented open space in North Marshfield, an area of town near the North River that has long attracted developer interest.