Joint Statement in Response to the Release of An Act Relating to Economic Growth and Relief for the Commonwealth
Michael P. O'Connor
We are grateful that the conference committee invested in open space, outdoor recreation, ecological restoration, and climate action as part of a final package on economic development and relief, including funds particularly for environmental justice communities.
With many priorities to balance, the committee navigated an unprecedented process and delivered necessary solutions that will produce benefits for physical health and well-being, mental health, natural systems, climate resilience, and more.
We thank legislative leaders for their vision and leadership, and we are excited for the momentum this provides for nature-based climate solutions in the 2023-24 session.
Appalachian Mountain Club
Environmental League of Massachusetts
Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions
Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition
Massachusetts Rivers Alliance
The Nature Conservancy in Massachusetts
The Trustees of Reservations
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.