2017 By the Numbers

Over the past year, the number of nature heroes who, in big and small ways, made lasting, positive impact on the natural world is nothing short of remarkable. Mass Audubon’s 2017 Annual Report shares just some of their stories. Read the entire report and take a look at just some of the year’s accomplishments, by the numbers.

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Kilowatt hours produced from Mass Audubon’s solar arrays, which account for approximately 37% of the energy used by the entire organization. Most recently, Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary in Easthampton and Northampton installed a new tilting, rotating solar panel that uses a tracker that follows the sun across the sky.


Freedom chairs (think: mountain bike crossed with a wheelchair) donated to two wildlife sanctuaries for rugged exploration.


Nature Play Areas now established at wildlife sanctuaries, including three new ones, where kids can jump on stumps, build with sticks, and make music.


The number of volunteers who generously help Mass Audubon throughout the year.


Somerville students in grades K–8 who were able to enjoy Drumlin Farm produce in their school cafeterias.


Supporters who joined Mass Audubon for the March for Science on Boston Common on April 22, 2017.


Number of acres protected this year, with the support of generous individuals, families,  businesses, communities, and public and private partners.


People in Revere, Winthrop, and the Boston Harbor Islands that learned about protecting coastal waterbirds through an urban outreach partnership between Mass Audubon’s Coastal Waterbird Program, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation  and the National Park Service.


The number of stars (the highest rating) Charity Navigator has awarded Mass Audubon for four consecutive years.

525 feet

The length of the new and improved Stony Brook boardwalk. The original boardwalk, which opened 40 years ago, was closed for renovations in March 2016 and reopened August 2017.

Stony Brook Boardwalk Photo: Andy Bakinowski

Photo: Andy Bakinowski

Thanks again for a wonderful year!

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About Hillary T.

Where: Mass Audubon Headquarters, Lincoln Who: Massachusetts transplant by way of Florida and New York. Raising two young girls, who she hopes will be budding naturalists Favorite part of the job: Learning something new every day from some of the smartest and most enthusiastic groups of people

One thought on “2017 By the Numbers

  1. Tina McManus

    I have been a member and supporter of MA Audubon for more years than I can remember, but due to your opening of a 2-month deer hunt at Ipswich River WS and Moose Hill WS, I will not be renewing my membership.

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