A Year to Remember

The past year has been one like no other. While there have been many challenges, there have also been triumphs. Take a look at just a few highlights that you made possible, and help us accomplish even more next year.

712

Land protected on Cuttyhunk Island

Additional acres protected this past year, thanks to the support of generous individuals, foundations, families, businesses, communities, and public and private conservation partners. This brings total acres protected by Mass Audubon to 38,713 acres.

300,000+

Record numbers of visitors to our wildlife sanctuaries seeking nature as an important respite from the challenges we have faced. To provide even more access to nature, we’re opening new trails so people of all ages and abilities across Massachusetts can explore and enjoy the outdoors.

400

Boston Nature Center’s Youth Climate Summit

Young people brought together through six Youth Climate Summits across the state. These action-oriented climate immersion programs offer students the opportunity to learn about climate change, network with experts, and implement youth-led climate action solutions throughout their schools and communities.

6th

Edition of Losing Ground published. Losing Ground: Nature’s Value in a Changing Climate analyzes land use patterns in Massachusetts, highlights the value of forests, farmlands, and wetlands for climate resilience.

3,275

Campers that safely attended in-person camp this summer at 11-day camps across the state. An additional 122 campers took part in our virtual Nature Inside Out Camp.

18,000

Pounds of vegetables and over 600 dozen eggs that Drumlin Farm donated to our hunger relief partners, thanks to donor contributions of over $67,000 to cover the cost of the program.

$350,000

The record-breaking amount raised during our reimagined-for-COVID-safety Bird-a-thon (which became Bird-at-home-a-thon). Not only did it raise more money for our wildlife sanctuaries and conservation work than previous competitions, it also welcomed more participants than ever before.

900

Participants at attended a Shaping the Future of Your Community Program, which works with cities and towns on smart land use and resiliency planning.

6

Preschoolers (photo taken pre-COVID)

Number of licensed Mass Audubon Nature Preschools across the state, including the newest at Long Pasture on the Cape. Through hands-on activities, exploration, movement, and play, we support children’s curiosity and wonder using our wildlife sanctuaries as outdoor classrooms.

214

Pairs of Piping Plovers protecting by the Coastal Waterbird Program, up 13% compared to the previous summer.

Piping Plover © Mark Landman

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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

1 thought on “A Year to Remember

  1. Susan

    Here’s another curious set of statistics:
    Founders of Mass Audubon:
    2 women

    Presidents of Mass Audubon:
    10 men
    1 woman

    I am a Member and enjoy the events. I’m very uncomfortable with the ongoing bias in the selection of Presidents for Mass Audubon. Another opportunity missed again this past year. What an unfortunate message to be sending to the many women who serve as Sanctuary Directors and/or work throughout the environmental non-profit sector. Now is the time to think about how to challenge this bias in upcoming selection processes.

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