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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 hundreds of thousands of people residing 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.