Equitable Access to Nature
Mass Audubon is committed to increasing inclusive and equitable access to nature, so that everyone in the state regardless of income, physical ability or location has access to greenspaces, environmental education, and career opportunities.
Why Equitable Access to Nature Matters
Everyone deserves to enjoy nature’s benefits—from clean air and water to shade and recreation. Yet many families face barriers that make it difficult for them to access greenspaces: few community parks, limited transportation options, and a lack of available nature education programs.
What We're Doing
As we strive to protect the nature of Massachusetts, we will do so with an eye toward greater equity.
New urban greenspaces include 3 new wildlife sanctuaries
Scholarships awarded to low-income families for nature education and camps.
Children who will benefit from our education, preschool, and camp programs.
When Rollie Perron and other family members decided it was time to sell their 20-acre Christmas tree farm—the last one in Lowell—they hoped it might be possible to benefit the community. Others hoped so, too, and we now have a chance to do it!
Thanks to a partnership between Mass Audubon and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, we will bring nature education programming to Magazine Beach.
The benefits of nature offered at Mass Audubon's wildlife sanctuaries will now be directly available to patients of three Berkshire health care providers.
We need your curiosity, commitment, and passion to ensure that our lands become more resilient, that more people than ever experience the magic of nature, and that we fight climate change—now and in the future.
Don't miss a beat on all the ways you can get outdoors, celebrate nature, and get involved.