Help Trailside Museum Secure Funding

Help Mass Audubon’s Blue Hills Trailside Museum secure the state funding it needs for FY2017! Trailside is the interpretive center for the state-owned Blue Hills Reservation and features a natural history museum and outdoor exhibits of rescued wildlife.


Trailside Museum Sanctuary Director Norman Smith sharing his passion with adults and children. Photo © Kent Harnois

Mass Audubon operate the museum in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, which means we receive a crucial component of Trailside’s funding through the state budget each fiscal year. Learn more about how the funding works.

Now that the House and Senate have both filed their FY2017 budgets, the two versions will be reconciled in conference committee. The Senate version of the budget allocated Trailside with $500,000, but the House version only budgeted $150,000.

We are asking for the conference committee budget to fund the full $500,000.

You can help!

Please call or email the conference committee members and urge them to include full funding for Trailside in their budget.

Senator Karen E. Spilka

Senator Sal DiDomenico

Senator Viriato DeMacedo

Representative Brian Dempsey

Stephen Kulik

Representative Todd Smola

Thank you for your advocacy!

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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

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