Islanders Unite for the Environment!
As most Islander’s know there is a huge rivalry between Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. It may seem that nothing could bring our two islands together. Well this has been a year of unprecedented change and this year we are joining our sister island for the sake of the environment! Felix Neck and Nantucket Sanctuaries have teamed up under the Islands Hub Sanctuaries Team to raise money to further our mission of environmental education and conservation.
From May 14-15, teams representing different Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries recruit team members to participate in the fun while also raising funds to support Mass Audubon's work protecting the nature of Massachusetts.
This year is particularly special, because Mass Audubon is celebrating its 125th anniversary! The organization was founded in 1896 by two Boston women who used their voices to stop the slaughter of birds for fashion. Now, in 2021, Mass Audubon remains an independent organization at the forefront of conservation.
So, what do you say, please join our team or make a donation and let’s show those off-islanders that together we can make an impact!
Why I'm Participating
I am raising money for Bird-a-thon because I believe that nature needs heroes now more than ever. Throughout the pandemic Felix Neck has opened its gates from dawn to dusk and allowed the public access to its beautiful trails. We hope this has provided peace to many who would not have access to a safe outdoor space during the quarantine. I support Mass Audubon's efforts to profoundly engage the residents of Massachusetts in the importance of protecting nature for the benefit of people and wildlife.
Your donation helps to support:
- Island wide programs, including the Climate Cafes, Citizen science programs which monitor important species such as the osprey, horseshoe crab, spade-foot toad and salamanders.
- Supporting Mass Audubon's land stewardship including on-going trail maintenance of our sanctuary's trail system, creating access-able trails, updated signage, and maps so the public can continue to safely enjoy nature on-island;
- Funding the islands' Coastal Water Bird program to monitor and protect the Islands’ host of beach-nesting bird species including federally threatened or endangered species including Piping Plover, Least Terns, and Roseate Terns (Mass Audubon's Logo!)
- Funding for our Fern and Feather Preschool and Summer Camp, giving future generations the opportunity to learn and connect with nature.
Please support me and Mass Audubon's important work by making a donation through this page. Thank you!