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 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.