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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.
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.
Arcadia has been an ecological gem and educational innovator in the Pioneer Valley since 1944. You're invited to celebrate everything that's been accomplished in the last 75 years, and help us look toward to a bright future for the generations to come!
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.
Since we can't host the annual Barbara J. Walker Butterfly Festival this year due to COVID-19, we're bringing the festival experience to you—virtually! Get to know New England butterflies, learn about our festival's history, discover fun hands-on activities, and find out how to support these amazing pollinators.
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.
Over the next few months, you'll notice a lot of activity in Daniel Webster's fields including soil augmentation, plowing, and reseeding. It's part of a crucial effort to restore important grassland habitat that's deteriorated over the years.
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.
Did you know that Pleasant Valley's school programs include in-school lessons at more than 15 schools throughout Berkshire County? We also run five afterschool programs that give students an opportunity to delve deeper into environmental topics.
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.