Latest Press Releases
- July 23, 2019
Boston Magazine’s annual Best Of Boston® feature, which recognizes what is top flight in the Hub, the region, and Cape & Islands, has honored three Mass Audubon Wildlife sanctuaries for 2019.
Boston Nature Center in Mattapan has been selected in the “Best Neighborhood Diversion” category, while Joppa Flats Education Center in Newburyport and Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in Lincoln have been chosen in the “Best Family Friendly Activity” category, North and West regions, respectively.
- July 9, 2019
Visitors to Oak Knoll in Attleboro are going to discover a lot more to enjoy at the Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuary, thanks to a successful $375,000 campaign to purchase a 25-acre parcel on the popular nature center’s northern boundary. The additional land increases the wildlife sanctuary’s size by nearly 50 percent, to more than 76 acres.
- July 3, 2019
Mass Audubon has named Melissa Lowe Cestaro new director of the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, succeeding Bob Prescott, who has served in the position nearly 40 years. She will be only the third person to occupy the post since Mass Audubon, the state’s largest nature conservation nonprofit, acquired the property in 1959. Lowe Cestaro will assume her new post on September 16th.
- June 18, 2019
Mass Audubon's Picture This: Your Great Outdoors statewide photo contest welcomes shutterbugs of all ages, backgrounds, and levels of experience to share the natural beauty of the Bay State through their photography. The competition, which each year attracts hundreds of photographers who submit thousands of images, is now under way and continues through Monday, September 30.
- June 6, 2019
Mass Audubon is partnering with high schools throughout the Commonwealth to help students better understand fragile wetlands and their crucial relationships with cities and towns in which the students live.
The project, entitled “Science for Solutions,” focuses on both professional development for teachers and classroom and in-the-field science experiences for students. Areas of study range from habitat restoration and climate impacts to studying fish species that spend parts of their life cycles in both freshwater and the ocean, such as herring, striped bass, and Atlantic salmon.