Wildlife Sanctuaries Offering Free Admission to Vets and Families on Veterans Day
Michael P. O'Connor
LINCOLN, MA.—Mass Audubon is again thanking the men and women who’ve served in the military by offering them and their families free admission to our wildlife sanctuaries across the state on Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11. Sanctuaries that are open Monday, November 12, when the holiday is formally observed, will also offer free admission to veterans and their families.
As the state’s largest nature conservation nonprofit, Mass Audubon is encouraging vets and family members to discover our nearly 60 wildlife sanctuaries, from the Cape and Islands to metropolitan Boston, central Massachusetts, and the Berkshires.
According to the Department of Veteran Affairs, there are more than 300,000 veterans living in the Bay State. Mass Audubon is grateful that they and their spouses, partners, and children are among the more than half-million visitors who enjoy our wildlife sanctuaries each year.
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 160,000 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.