Latest Press Releases
- July 30, 2020
The Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary in Barnstable held a celebratory groundbreaking yesterday that officially signaled construction was under way for the sanctuary’s Discovery Center Campus Project.
The centerpiece is a free-standing Discovery Center building that will include an array of updated and accessible learning features, including flexible classroom/laboratory space, a reception and exhibit area for interaction between program participants and staff, and floor-to-ceiling windows that will offer inspiring views of Barnstable Harbor, Sandy Neck, and Cape Cod Bay.
- July 24, 2020
Mass Audubon has recently acquired two distinct land parcels comprising more than 30 acres on Cuttyhunk Island, the smallest and southwesternmost of the Elizabeth Islands, which stretch between Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound.
The two successful land conservation projects, which include a mile and a quarter of shoreline and one of the island’s finest panoramic views, bring the total amount of land protected by Mass Audubon on Cuttyhunk to nearly 60 acres.
- July 17, 2020
For the seventh consecutive year, Mass Audubon has earned a 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest and most consulted evaluator of charities.
In again recognizing with its highest rating Mass Audubon’s consistent financial health and commitment to accountability, Charity Navigator has placed the state’s largest nature conservation organization within the top 10 percent of the thousands of charities the organization assesses.
- July 14, 2020
With many fresh-air camp experiences for children still limited and uncertain, Mass Audubon is bringing a little bit of the outdoors inside and online, through a unique, engaging, and fun series of week-long nature-education experiences. Mass Audubon Virtual Camps, designed for Kindergarten-Grade 2 and Grades 3-5 age groups, begin July 20 and run through late August.
- July 9, 2020
Mass Audubon is seeking to raise $442,000 by January in order to purchase the remaining 67 hilltop acres at Patten Hill in Shelburne, after having acquired 167 acres of the farm property in 2016.
Patten Hill is located just east of Mass Audubon’s 792-acre High Ledges Wildlife Sanctuary and if the 67 acres are secured, an unfragmented expanse of protected public, private, and municipal land will be created totaling more than 1500 acres.