Latest News Re: Trailside’s Budget Woes

As you may know, Blue Hills Trailside Museum, which is own by the state but managed by Mass Audubon, has been facing serious budget challenges.

Governor Baker cut the $500,000 committed to Trailside for its current fiscal year. On top of that, he did not propose any money for the museum to operate for the next year. The House budget included a small, $25,000 appropriation for Trailside (a far cry from the requested $500,000).

Now the budget is with the Senate. Senator Walter Timilty will file an amendment requesting the $500,000 for Trailside. We need all of the senators to support him.

Please contact your state senator as say: “Please support Senator Walter Timilty’s amendment to give full funding for the Blue Hills Trailside Museum.” 

If you have a personal Trailside story to tell, do share that as well. Thank you!

Find your senator here.

Trailside’s river otter via Cynthia McDonough

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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 “Latest News Re: Trailside’s Budget Woes

  1. Annette Grady

    I have wonderful memories as a kid growing up in Canton visiting the trailside museum. When I had my own children, even though I moved a half hour away I would go back often with my children. I find this sad and disturbing that the Governor would defund a place rich with history and a place that has crossed over into generations of enjoyment. In a time of computers, children and adults need a place to connect to and learn about nature. The Blue Hills is rich with the Massachusetts history.

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