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Despite COVID-19 or perhaps because of it, Wellfleet Bay's modified annual fundraising effort this summer has raised as much critical funding for the sanctuary’s education and conservation programs as previous Wild, Wild Wellfleet! galas.
Over the last few months, a dedicated team of Mass Audubon staff, contractors, and volunteers worked hard to complete the first phase of a habitat restoration and improvement project. The sanctuary's grassland loop has never looked better!
Janice Jorgensen is a semi-retired Hadley resident, an aspiring birder, and a creative strategist who has helped Arcadia grow and thrive over the years. Now, she wants to spread the word to others age 70 1/2 and older about a little-known way of supporting charitable causes—Required Minimum Distributions (RMD).
On eBird, Arcadia and Quabbin Park are tied for most bird species seen over the years in all of central and western Massachusetts—241 species. Of the 100 eBird hotspots in Hampshire County, Arcadia is one of only six locations that have more than 200 species observed.
Great news! After careful analysis and discussions with local officials, we have determined that we can safely re-open our outdoor animal exhibits to visitors on weekends only (Saturday-Sunday, 10 am-2 pm). Visitors must reserve a timed ticket for entry.
BNC's Willow Tree Youth Leaders recently presented their impactful project to reduce single-use plastic within schools! Their two-year effort was part of the Youth Leaders for Climate Justice (YLCJ) program led by Drumlin Farm.
Wheelabrator Millbury sponsors free sanctuary admission for Millbury residents four times a year. Join us once each season and explore all that Broad Meadow Brook has to offer—for free! Next event is October 10, 2020.
The Blackstone River Coalition (BRC) is in need of volunteer citizen science water quality monitors (WQM) to collect data at sites in the headwaters region of the watershed. No prior experience needed—we'll train you! Seeking volunteers for 2020 testing dates.
The new Dr. Deirdre Loughlin Fund will provide essential support that allows us to connect Broad Meadow Brook with students attending Worcester Public Schools.
See the amazing work accomplished by the Youth Leaders for Climate Justice (YLCJ) as part of their 2019-2020 season! This video showcase is a culmination of the community action work led by these committed and relentless high school groups from the Boston and MetroWest areas.
Join Felix Neck and wellness entrepreneur Ky Keenan in bringing high-vibe living Plant-Based Experiences into your home. Choose from 4 curated experiences for up to 10 guests that can be hosted as a brunch, lunch, or dinner in the privacy of your home.
The sanctuary is still providing outdoor nature explorations for children, families, and adults this summer. In addition to our open trails, we're excited to offer outdoor versions of all your favorite programs for your family or Quaran-team!
Felix Neck has been awarded a TernSOLAR challenge grant from the Tern Foundation to support the installation of a second solar panel array on the new Equipment Barn roof. In order to receive the funding, we must raise a matching $30,000—and we need your help to do it!
We are thrilled to announce that the $2.6 million goal was met to protect the Sacred Hearts property! Our offer was officially accepted on February 14, and we're excited to be on our way to purchasing 110 acres to expand Great Neck Wildlife Sanctuary.
Remote learning hasn't stopped our education team from connecting students to nature! Our in-school Berkshire Environmental Literacy (BEL) Program has had to adapt, but students and teachers are excited to have Mass Audubon educators in their virtual classroom.
Recently, a casual tally along the shore of Stony Brook Pond found more than 90 trees and shrubs bearing dramatic evidence of beaver activity within the last several months. Of course, it helps to know why the beavers are wreaking all this havoc in the first place.
Mass Audubon has partnered with the Town of Plymouth to restore the town-owned Foothills Preserve as well as the West Beaver Dam Brook. We're committed to restoring, enhancing, and improving the ecosystem and natural landscape at Tidmarsh to provide quality habitat for vulnerable species.
Calling all volunteers—we're thrilled to announce the launch of our expanded Volunteer Program! From monitoring trails to helping with construction projects to co-leading education programs, there are lots of new ways you can get involved at the sanctuary.