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Mass Audubon has an opportunity to protect a spectacular 1,500-acre property in West Springfield and Holyoke. Bear Hole Landscape boasts an extensive and beautiful intact forest, a wide range of rare plants and animals, miles of trails, and a large population hub in close proximity.
No longer used for the purpose for which it was acquired (a public water supply), this vast property is now vulnerable to sale and/or development. But today, we have an opportunity to protect this land forever.
Mass Audubon and the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) are hoping to acquire a permanent Conservation Restriction (CR) on the property, ensuring that the land is never developed. We estimate that a total of $1,150,000 is required to complete this deal and protect and care for the land. After a generous commitment from DCR, we now need your help to raise the remaining $450,000.
Bear Hole is one of the single most important land conservation opportunities remaining in Massachusetts. Here's why:
We can't do this without you! In order to make this happen, we must raise $450,000.
Please consider making a gift today to ensure this land is protected for generations to come.
To make a gift offline, or for more information, please contact Liz Albert at 781-259-2104 or by email.