A Conversation with Congressman Capuano

Continuing our series of meetings with the Massachusetts congressional delegation, Mass Audubon and our partners met with Congressman Michael Capuano at his district office in Cambridge.

These meetings have been part of Mass Audubon’s strategy for ramping up environmental advocacy at the federal level through collaboration with partner groups and conversations with our government officials.

Pictured from L-R: Mass Audubon honorary board member Teri Henderson, Mass Audubon president Gary Clayton, Congressman Michael Capuano, Mass Audubon advocacy director Jack Clarke, Conservation Law Foundation president Brad Campbell and the Trust for Public Land’s Kevin Essington

During our meeting with Congressman Capuano, we focused on issues like funding for the Environmental Protection Agency in the federal budget, the expansion of oil and gas drilling off the New England coast, and protecting our national marine monuments.

He also shared his admiration for the work of Mass Audubon’s Boston Nature Center, located in his district. The Boston Nature Center is a community-based urban sanctuary that offers education programs and public trails just outside of downtown.

Our conversation was a productive one, and hearing from Congressman Capuano gave us additional insight into the national political scene. We’ll be keeping up the momentum with a meeting with Congressman Seth Moulton next week.