Giving Thanks for the Land

November 12, 2020
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Thursday, November 12 • 7:00–8:00 pm

Celebrating Mass Audubon's land conservation work and the people who make it all possible.

Please join Mass Audubon President David O'Neill, Director of Land Conservation Bob Wilber, and special guests for Giving Thanks for the Land, an annual celebration of Mass Audubon's land conservation work and the supporters, partners, landowners, and staff that make it all possible.

Thank You 

Thank you to everyone who joined us on November 12! The recording of this year's virtual event is now available.

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Featured Stories


Sam Lovejoy, Lifelong Conservationist
with Kate Buttolph, Mass Audubon Land Protection Specialist 

Sam Lovejoy has been a vocal advocate for protecting the environment his entire life. He was raised on a Connecticut River Valley farm and later co-founded an alternative lifestyle commune at Montague Farm in 1969. Sam was one of the pioneers of the anti-nuclear movement, gaining notoriety for single-handedly toppling a weather tower at the site of a proposed nuclear power reactor in Montague in 1974. He has also been a force for land conservation for many decades, including his work as a Land Agent for Massachusetts Fish & Game. Most recently, Sam has been assisting with landowner outreach that has resulted in several impactful conservation outcomes involving Mass Audubon.


Will Reichelt, Mayor of West Springfield
with Zach Adams, Mass Audubon Teacher Naturalist

William Reichelt was elected mayor of West Springfield in January 2016. Previously, he held the position of West Springfield's City Solicitor as well as serving stints on the town's Planning Board, Housing Authority, and the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission. Having enjoyed its woods as a child, Will has been a powerful voice advocating for permanently protecting the 1,500-acre Bear Hole landscape for many years—clearly recognizing the ever-increasing value of that urban wild for the "West Side" community.

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Consider a donation to Mass Audubon's Land Conservation program. When you support Mass Audubon, a nationally-recognized leader in land conservation, you're helping sustain a proactive approach to conservation based on current research and science. Thank you!

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To donate by mail, make your check payable to Mass Audubon, write "Land Conservation Program" in the Memo field, and mail it to Mass Audubon, ATTN: Liz Albert - Development Director, 208 South Great Road, Lincoln, MA 01773.