Latest Press Releases
- July 1, 2020
Mass Audubon is working against an October deadline to raise $442,000 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. If not protected for conservation, this property could be sold and developed.
- June 29, 2020
Boston Parents Paper’s has selected Mass Audubon a 2020 “Family Favorite” for multiple categories in the respected parenting magazine’s annual Reader's Choice awards.
The state’s largest nature conservation nonprofit was named No. 1 in the Animals and Nature Summer Camps category; placed within the Top 5 in both the Family Summer Camps and Farms categories; and was a Top 10 finisher among School Vacation Camps.
- June 26, 2020
Mass Audubon’s annual statewide photography contest, Picture This: Your Great Outdoors, is now under way
The friendly photo competition has become a tradition as it enters its second decade, drawing shutterbugs of all ages, backgrounds, and levels of experience to share the natural beauty of the Bay State through their photography.
- June 24, 2020
Mass Audubon’s Coastal Waterbird Program (CWP), which has monitored and supported vulnerable shorebird species including Piping Plovers for 35 years, has announced that the 2019 season was its best in a decade.
The Mass Audubon program, which works with local, state, and federal wildlife partners, protected 226 pairs—30% of the Commonwealth’s population of Piping Plovers and roughly 12.5% of the Atlantic Coast population estimated at 1,800 pairs.
- June 22, 2020
In order to respond to dramatic revenue losses related to the global pandemic, Mass Audubon has made difficult decisions to weather the crisis and emerge stronger so that it can continue critical conservation work. These decisions include layoffs, furloughs, reduced hours, and hiring freezes.