November 10, 2022

Mass Audubon, the state’s largest nature conservation organization, held its Annual Meeting Wednesday evening, November 2, at the Museum of Science in Boston, energized by the theme of Hope. Urgency. Action, and presenting several environmental awards.

Governor Charlie Baker was presented with the Nature of Massachusetts Award. The award goes to an “individual or group, to a business, government or non-government organization, or other entity, which has furthered the cause of conservation, and environmental protection or which has broadened the public awareness of the nature of Massachusetts.” 

October 25, 2022

Mass Audubon has honored educators in New Bedford, Westhampton, and Attleboro as 2022 Conservation Teachers of the Year. Nature-based education is central to the mission of Mass Audubon, the largest nature conservation organization in New England. Honorees include Jocelyn Chin, who teaches grades 5-8 at Our Sisters’ School in New Bedford; Tara O’Brien, who teaches grades 9-12 at Hampshire Regional High School in Westhampton; and the Fifth Grade Team at Coelho Middle School in Attleboro. 

October 14, 2022

The project to protect Rollie’s Farm in Lowell, which will be transformed into an urban wildlife sanctuary, environmental education center, and community food-growing center, has received $1 million from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Grant Program.

The 20-acre land conservation project is a collaboration among Mass Audubon, the Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust, and Mill City Grows.

October 5, 2022

Mass Audubon has introduced an Environmental Fellowship Program (EFP) designed to support early career professionals with identities who have been historically under-represented in the environmental and conservation fields. The program garnered an impressive pool of more than 300 applicants for the five fellowship positions—a solid indication that there is a desire and demand among recent graduates for such career-launching programs.

September 13, 2022

Mass Audubon is collaborating with noted Brookline documentarian Aynsley Floyd to present her latest film, “Turkey Town,” Tuesday evening, September 20, at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline. Strong advance ticket sales prompted the event to move the 7-9 p.m. screening/panel discussion to the theatre’s largest viewing room, the 432-seat Moviehouse 1.

August 12, 2022

“Remarkably, after decades of near-misses on major federal proposals to address climate change, the U.S. Congress has passed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) which includes $370 billion for climate and clean energy measures. It’s an extraordinary and historic moment, heralding the most important climate legislation ever passed in this country – and it comes just after Gov. Baker signed a landmark climate and offshore wind bill into law Thursday in Massachusetts.

August 11, 2022

With Governor Baker’s signature today of the bill for climate and offshore wind developed over months of negotiation between Senate and House leaders, Massachusetts continues its track record as a global leader in regulating climate pollution. In their legislation, the  legislature set forth an exciting set of policies designed to enable the ambitious reductions in greenhouse (GHG) emissions required by the Next-Generation Climate Roadmap. 

August 3, 2022

Working with nonprofit partners, state environmental agencies, private donors, and municipalities, Mass Audubon has helped conserve more than 800 acres in two projects along the Route 2 corridor north of the Quabbin Reservoir.

These land protection achievements align with the statewide conservation organization’s Action Agenda, which prioritizes promoting and stewarding resilient landscapes.

August 2, 2022

A group of land conservation and environmental organizations including Mass Audubon advocating on behalf of the Massachusetts Public Lands Preservation Act (or PLPA), issued the following statement upon conclusion of the formal 2021-2022 legislative session:

"We are disappointed that the Conference Committee did not resolve differences between the House and Senate versions of the PLPA before Sunday’s session deadline. We call on the members of the Committee to continue working towards an agreement that can pass the Legislature during an informal session this year."

July 31, 2022

Mass Audubon has a proud 126-year history of protecting the nature of Massachusetts, conserving some of the most spectacular places across the state, saving wildlife and the habitats they depend on, and educating millions of students and adults.  

We made a commitment two years ago to embed the principles of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice into all aspects of our work. This work represents a sincere commitment to making Mass Audubon an inclusive and equitable organization, and ensuring we create an environment of belonging across all of our wildlife sanctuaries. 

July 8, 2022

For the second straight year, Mass Audubon is partnering with the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) on its popular “Summer Nights” series, which engages young people in urban neighborhoods across the Commonwealth through positive, enriching experiences with nature. 

Mass Audubon is doubling its number of locations to six this summer, offering programs in the Boston communities of Dorchester, Mattapan and Jamaica Plain, as well in Cambridge, Milton, and Stoughton. 

July 1, 2022

Mass Audubon’s annual statewide photography contest, Picture This: Your Great Outdoors, is again up and running, and welcoming shutterbugs of all ages and backgrounds. The 2022 competition runs through Friday, September 30.

May 3, 2022

Bird-a-thon, Mass Audubon’s largest statewide fundraiser and popular birding competition, returns Friday and Saturday, May 13 and 14, with a stronger-than-ever commitment to support the statewide conservation organization’s important work.

April 8, 2022

Join Mass Audubon and community partners for the Nature in the City Spring Season Kick-off, taking place Saturday afternoon, April 23, at Magazine Beach Park on the Cambridge side of the Charles River. 

The free, 1-4 pm drop-in event is designed to encourage all who stop by to learn more about nature within the city and beyond, while celebrating spring, when birds are returning and trees and flowers are blooming. 

March 31, 2022

With unprecedented numbers of people finding respite in the outdoors and connecting with the natural world during the pandemic, Earth Day (Friday, April 22) has never been more anticipated. Mass Audubon, the largest nature-based conservation organization in New England, is responding to the moment by planning an entire month’s worth of activities and programming, geared toward caring for the environment and one another.

March 4, 2022

Mass Audubon’s Blue Hills Trailside Museum is proactively moving all exhibit birds into indoor aviaries due to concerns about avian influenza, which is highly contagious and could be fatal to some of the birds.

On Wednesday, the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) confirmed the presence of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in the state. Avian influenza can be spread in various ways from flock to flock, including by wild birds, through contact with infected poultry, by equipment, and caretakers’ clothing.

February 7, 2022

The Concord Museum is pleased to collaborate with Mass Audubon on the special exhibition, Alive with Birds: William Brewster in Concord, opening in the Museum’s Wallace Kane Gallery on March 4, 2022 through September 5, 2022. Alive with Birds is the first and most comprehensive exhibition on William Brewster (1851 -1919), the first president of Mass Audubon and one of the country’s earliest advocates for the protection of birds and their habitats.

February 2, 2022

Ms. G., the official Groundhog of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, emerged from her annual mid-winter slumber at Mass Audubon’s snow-covered Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in Lincoln Tuesday morning—and did not see her shadow, predicting an early spring. Drumlin Farm hosted its annual Climate Action Day/Groundhog Day event Tuesday at 10 am to an audience of virtual onlookers via Drumlin Farm's Facebook page.

January 5, 2022

Mass Audubon has named Jennifer Madson its new Central Regional Director, whose role includes oversight of more than a dozen wildlife sanctuaries in central Massachusetts, in communities extending from the Route 2 corridor south to the Connecticut border and west to the Quabbin Reservoir watershed.