Mass Audubon Offers Veterans and Their Families Free Admission To Its Statewide Network of Wildife Sanctuaries on Veterans Day
Michael P. O'Connor
LINCOLN, MA—Mass Audubon is thanking the men and women who’ve served their country in the military this Veterans Day, November 11, by offering them and their families free admission to its wildlife sanctuaries across the Commonwealth.
The largest nature conservation organization in the state, Mass Audubon will be inviting vets and family members this Friday to discover its network of sanctuaries and nature centers, ranging from the beaches and saltmarshes of the Cape & Islands to the mountains, woodlands, and rivers of the Berkshires.
According to the Department of Veteran Affairs, there are almost 370,000 veterans living in the Bay State, and Mass Audubon is grateful that they and their spouses, partners, and children are among the more than half-million visitors who enjoy Mass Audubon sanctuaries each year.
Mass Audubon protects more than 38,000 acres of land throughout Massachusetts, saving birds and other wildlife, and making nature accessible to all. As Massachusetts' largest nature conservation nonprofit, we welcome more than a half million visitors a year to our wildlife sanctuaries and 20 nature centers. From inspiring hilltop views to breathtaking coastal landscapes, serene woods, and working farms, we believe in protecting our state's natural treasures for wildlife and for all people's vision shared in 1896 by our founders, two extraordinary Boston women.
Today, Mass Audubon is a nationally recognized environmental education leader, offering thousands of camp, school, and adult programs that get over 225,000 kids and adults outdoors every year. With more than 135,000 members and supporters, we advocate on Beacon Hill and beyond, and conduct conservation research to preserve the natural heritage of our beautiful state for today's and future generations. We welcome you to explore a nearby sanctuary, find inspiration, and get involved. Learn how at www.massaudubon.org.