Open House at Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary in Plymouth Set for Saturday, June 2

Release Date:
May 23, 2018

PLYMOUTH—Mass Audubon welcomes the public to the Open House of its newest property, Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary, taking place Saturday, June 2, from 10 am to 4 pm.

The celebration is the first public Open House to be held at the 481-acre wildlife sanctuary, situated on the site of a former cranberry bog that has been restored to its natural state. The Open House will include a full day’s schedule of fun, nature-focused activities for kids and adults alike, including bird walks, bug discoveries, nature journaling, botanical explorations, and more.

Visitors will be able to meet the Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary staff as well as representatives from community partners including Explore Natural Plymouth and Plymouth 400, the official organizer of the town’s 2020 Quadricentennial.

The event will begin with a 10 am ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by guided hikes and natural history walks taking place throughout the day. Access is from the wildlife sanctuary parking lot at 60 Beaver Dam Road.

“Mass Audubon has long sought to develop a wildlife sanctuary that serves Plymouth and surrounding communities,” President Gary Clayton said. “Visitors to Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary will discover abundant opportunities to connect with nature.

“We are excited to be now building a conservation community with the residents, schools, and local organizations of this important region of the Commonwealth,” Clayton added.

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Mass Audubon is the largest nature-based conservation organization in New England. Founded in 1896 by two women who fought for the protection of birds, Mass Audubon carries on their legacy by focusing on the greatest challenges facing the environment today: the loss of biodiversity, inequitable access to nature, and climate change. With the help of our 140,000 members and supporters, we protect wildlife, conserve and restore resilient land, advocate for impactful environmental policies, offer nationally recognized education programs for adults and children, and provide endless opportunities to experience the outdoors at our wildlife sanctuaries. Explore, find inspiration, and take action at www.massaudubon.org.