The Campaign for Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary—The Sanctuary
The Vision for a New Wildlife Sanctuary
With the restoration nearly complete, Mass Audubon has the opportunity to establish a wildlife sanctuary on 479 acres of wetlands, woods, and grasslands and to partner with the Town of Plymouth to protect an additional 139 acres, for a total of 618 acres conserved.
Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary is a landscape of hope—land conservation in a climate-changing world that revives degraded landscapes into beautiful, regenerative ecosystems for all to enjoy.
Mass Audubon envisions people from near and far exploring and sharing their experience of this dynamic property. Visitors will walk the trails and learn about the landscape’s transformation and the importance of habitat protection.
The beauty of the sanctuary and its ever changing environment will bring visitors back time and again to enjoy nature and explore what has evolved since their last visit.
Hands-on programs for local school children—future stewards of our environment—will teach the interconnections between land, air, water, and wildlife. Programs for educators will offer innovative ways to integrate science through field-based learning and will support teaching in key Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) standards.
Through an ongoing collaboration with the Living Observatory, a non-profit learning initiative that has roots in the MIT Media Lab, visitors, as well as people from around the world, will be able to track changing Tidmarsh landscape.
Mass Audubon has partnered with the Town of Plymouth to permanently protect Tidmarsh Farms. To do this we must raise $3.6 million by June 30, 2017.
And now, you can double your impact. Thanks to an anonymous foundation, all new donations will be matched dollar for dollar up to $350,000!
With your support, we will create a wildlife sanctuary for exploration and education, which will become a national model for protecting restored lands.