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Mass Audubon Board of Directors 2010 CHAIR
Julian Agyeman Robert Ball Walter (Jerry) Bird Catherine Campbell Alfred D. Chandler III Jared Chase Dan Cheever Richard Chute William Coady Donald Cooper Nicholas d’Arbeloff Nina Doggett. Scott Edwards Thomas D. French Nora F. Huvelle Christopher Klem Erik Knutzen Beth Kressley Goldstein Virginia Lawrence William Madar Deborah Miller Jonathan Panek Jeffrey F. Peters Helen Pounds John Riehl Edgar Schein Anne Snyder James Sperling Brooke Stevens David Straus
Priscilla Bailey James Baird Marygrace Barber Peter Barber Carl Beatty Robert Bertin Frank Bradley Brian Brooks* Sara Brydges George Butterworth III* Charles C. Cabot III Shawn Carey Elliott Carr Jennifer Charles John W. Cobb Jeffrey M. Collins Franz Colloredo-Mansfeld* Paula Cortes Thomas A. DeMarco III Alexander Ellis III Barbara E. Fargo* Marjorie M. Findlay Jennifer Firth Richard T. T. Forman Ayla Gavins Thaddeus Gillespie John Green* Lynn Harvey Elizabeth Heide Terilyn A. Henderson* Chris Heye Deborah V. Howard* James Hoyte Richard Johnson Malcolm W. Johnston Gillian S. Kellogg Jared Keyes John Kricher Daniel W. Latimore Edwin F. Leach II James Levitt * Ann Lewis Donald Lewis Thomas S. Litwin George Cabot Lodge Jr. David Lubin William F. Macauley Kate McCarey Mary McFadden Bernard J. McHugh Ann McNay Edward J. McNierney Virginia L. Nicholas Al Nierenberg Charles Nims Sheila Nutt J. David Officer* Ronald P. O’Hanley
Jared Chase Nora F. Huvelle PRESIDENT
Laura A. Johnson CORPORATE SECRETARY
Kristin M. Barr ASSISTANT CORPORATE SECRETARY
Elaine Kile TREASURER
Jeffrey F. Peters ASSISTANT TREASURERS
Gary R. Clayton Bancroft R. Poor
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Michael J. Pappone George Pendergast Patricia T. Poitras George Putnam III* Edward H. Raymond* Mary Lou Roberts Walter Rosenfeld* Doug Sacra Judy A. Samelson* Jackie Jenkins Scott Dedee Shattuck David Sibley Phyllis Solomon Andy Solow Lee Spelke* Lisa Standley Deborah Swenson Jeffrey Swope* Alexander L. Thorndike John L. Thorndike* Patricia Thornton* Marian Thornton* Elizabeth Valentine* Rosamond B. Vaule Mrs. Jeptha H. Wade* Simon (Chip) Walker* Thomas T. Warren* Anna S. Whitcomb Jay Wickersham Alan Wilson* Bryan Windmiller Kent Wosepka Julia Yoshida * = Honorary Director HONORARY DIRECTORS
Kathleen S. Anderson Robert C. Baron Anne Brooke Hamilton Coolidge Lewis S. Dabney Eugene B. Doggett Mrs. Alexander Ellis Charles H. Fargo Dr. Robert L. French John C. Fuller Henry Lee Shirley M. Jenkins Mrs. George M. Lovejoy Jr. Merloyd L. Ludington Deborah W. Moses John F. O’Connor Lewis H. Parks Herbert W. Pratt David Starr David Walsh Nancy Weiss Laurence W. Zuelke
Dear Members and Friends, While we have been told that the recession is officially over, these continue to be turbulent times. It is due to the collective efforts of our dedicated members, volunteers, donors, visitors, and staff—in other words, it is thanks to you — that we have the support and drive to achieve our ambitious goals. We work across the state and beyond to preserve and manage land, bring sound science to bear on the pressing issues of the day, educate and inspire people of all ages to care about and protect nature, and help government enact sound policies to protect the environment. Our new strategic plan has set our direction, confirming our mission to protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and wildlife while recognizing the major challenges of the decade before us. Our charge is to build on our history of accomplishment and strengthen our ability to anticipate and respond to threats to our natural world. They are complex and come from many sides— the diminishing connection between people and nature, pressures on land use and development, and the impacts of climate change and excessive energy consumption. Our world changes very rapidly, and Mass Audubon must continue to respond quickly, creatively, and strategically. Mass Audubon has a unique role in engaging and motivating people across all populations, locations, abilities, and interests to protect the nature of Massachusetts. We will focus our efforts on the following strategic goals.
Connect People and Nature Protect and Steward Massachusetts Habitats Respond to Climate Change Our successes this past year would not have been possible without the generosity of Mass Audubon’s members and supporters. We hope that in reading our Year in Review you will gain an even deeper appreciation and understanding of the work that Mass Audubon does and the countless ways that you contribute to our mission. We look forward to the year ahead. Thank you for working with us to help protect the nature of Massachusetts for people, for wildlife, and for the future. With appreciation for your support,
Laura A. Johnson President
Jonathan Panek Chair
Goal: Connecting People and Nature Engage and motivate people to learn about and enjoy the natural world, and be inspired to act to protect the nature of Massachusetts. Teaching the Teachers The best way to get kids excited about science? Reach them at an early age. That’s exactly what Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary (BMB) is doing, thanks to a generous grant from PNC Foundation. Along with the EcoTarium, the team from BMB set out to train 30 preschool teachers from the Worcester Public Schools and Worcester Child Development Head Start. Their goal: to make science the hub of the teachers’ day and all the other subjects, like math and reading, the spokes. Over the course of the first year, educators from both BMB and the EcoTarium conducted six professional development sessions for the teachers, visited each classroom eight times, and hosted field trips to both sites. When the year began, many of the teachers felt uncomfortable with science. But this program gave them permission to not know all the answers. One teacher thought it was absurd to suggest that there’s wildlife in the middle of Worcester; yet when challenged by the educators this teacher took her class outside for the first time and they spent 45 minutes looking at spiderwebs and ants. While the first year was a fantastic success, there’s still a lot to be done. Fortunately, PNC Foundation agrees and has signed on to support the program in full for another year. This time, the educators are thinking out of the box—looking at science in the most unexpected locations from a pizza parlor to a bowling alley. After all, science is everywhere; and by being inventive Mass Audubon hopes to help the teachers make their own connections to nature.
Reaching Out This summer, Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary in Dartmouth accomplished two missions at the same time: bring in more people to help take care of the property and reach out to young teens normally not exposed to nature. As part of the Green Pathways project, generously funded by a Mass Audubon donor, eight 16 to 19 year olds recruited through the NorthStar Learning Centers in New Bedford spent three challenging and informative weeks clearing trails, landscaping gardens, putting up signs, and building osprey poles and bluebird boxes. The summer program wasn’t all hard work. The teens also spent time each day discussing environmental issues and taking part in fun
outdoor activities such as rock climbing. They gained real awareness of all the ways that people relate to nature while having a good time. They also forged friendships and a sense of teamwork, something that made both their work more effective and the new nature experiences even more fun. As a reward for their work, the teens were paid an hourly stipend. And based on the positive response from this year’s participants, next summer we hope to pick up where we left off.
Go Ahead and Play Research indicates that children are becoming further disconnected from the natural world, which is why Mass Audubon is focused on new and exciting ways to reverse this trend. The latest strategy… nature play! Whereas a traditional playground is designed to stay exactly the same each time you visit, a nature play area changes and gives children the chance to solve problems, construct and redesign their surroundings, and create different activities based on age and interest. With that in mind, the Boston Nature Center (BNC) in Mattapan created a 14,000-square-foot outdoor play space. Thanks to the support of an anonymous donor, the Children’s Investment Fund, Nature Explore, Horizons Design, and Northeast Landscape Materials, children of all ages can climb a fallen black locust tree, play an akambira (derived from an African xylophone), explore a maze made of grass, create shelters, and more. The play space at BNC is only the beginning. Look for new nature play areas at seven more Mass Audubon sanctuaries over the next year. And, while the kids enjoying these spaces may think it’s just fun and games, we know that engaging young children in nature play not only inspires them to be the future stewards of our environment but also keeps them emotionally and physically healthy.
Maria and Wes Kussmaul’s interest in Mass Audubon goes way back. Wes remembers visiting the brand-new Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in the late 50s when he was a Boy Scout. Maria started bringing their children to Drumlin Farm when they were small. Over the years, their association with Mass Audubon has grown deeper as they’ve visited more wildlife sanctuaries and seen all we offer. “It’s easy to feel good about supporting this organization because Mass Audubon shares so many of our ideals—conservation of land, outdoor experiences for all ages, and environmental education that nurtures a deep appreciation for nature and a conservation ethic,” says Maria. “We’ve been extraordinarily impressed with the leadership and vision shown across the state.” The Kussmauls know that places like Drumlin Farm will continue to be important, even as their family grows and changes. Their ongoing support as Leadership Friends honors their commitment to preservation of natural spaces and opportunities to connect people and nature. —Maria and Wes Kussmaul, Weston, Massachusetts
Goal: Protecting Massachusetts Habitats Mobilize Mass Audubon’s science and land protection resources and, with our members and partners, work to preserve the state’s diminishing natural heritage. Many Hands Make Light Work When landowner Roy MacDowell informed the town last fall of his intent to sell 21 acres of land adjacent to Mass Audubon’s Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in Lincoln for development, his notice triggered a formal timeline dictated by the special program that gives a tax break to farmland owners. It also triggered a communitywide response to preserve this land. Roy MacDowell accepted the appraised $2.98 million price tag for the property, and the clock started ticking on a 120-day period within which the town had to decide whether or not to purchase the land. There was never any doubt of the conservation value of the pasture, woods, and wetlands: great farmland soils, part of scenic views along Old Sudbury Road, a beautiful agricultural vista from Drumlin Farm, and a key link in an open space corridor stretching from Weston through Lincoln to Walden Pond. The big question was: Where will the money come from? Mass Audubon and the Rural Land Foundation worked closely with the town to develop a conservation plan and funding strategy, and eventually hundreds of people played a role. Lincoln’s Town Meeting approved funding from the tax levy and their Community Preservation Act funds, and Lincoln voters overwhelmingly endorsed the decision to purchase the land in a townwide vote. The Rural Land Foundation, Mass Audubon, and the Lincoln Land Conservation Trust raised almost $900,000 in private donations and kicked in an additional $250,000 of their own funds. The state’s Agricultural Preservation Restriction (APR) Program purchased farmland restrictions on the 21 acres, adding an additional $210,000. No one person or group could have done it alone, but combining forces led to a happy ending: 21 acres preserved for farmland use. And many happy cows and sheep.
Adding It Up Thanks to a generous gift, Mass Audubon helped protect 222 acres of land at our Whetstone Wood Wildlife Sanctuary in Wendell. This marks our 100th conservation restriction since we first used this important tool in 1970. For any who may not be aware, a conservation restriction provides permanent protection of land while allowing it to remain in private ownership. Mass Audubon monitors these restricted properties on an ongoing basis to ensure that owners adhere to the specific terms of the agreement, which preserves the special conservation features of the property. And who better to help Mass Audubon reach this notable land protection milestone than longtime conservationists Mason and Ina Phelps—well known for the profound difference they have made in
preserving the North Quabbin region. With the Phelps’ recent gift, Whetstone Wood, now our largest
sanctuary at more than 2,500 acres, represents the fulfillment of the vision the couple first articulated half a century ago. According to Mason, “Whetstone Wood should serve as an area where natural processes, not human activities, are in control.” Although not currently prepared for public visitation, the property is flourishing with bobcats, moose, and other spectacular wildlife that call it home. It also serves as a conservation corridor between two of the most significant blocks of protected land in Massachusetts: 50,000 acres of the Quabbin Reservoir watershed to the south and 20,000 acres of other state land to the north and west, ultimately extending to Mount Toby and the Connecticut River. With projects like this, it all adds up as a win for this and future generations.
Second Chance in Attleboro In 2002, a 36-acre property adjacent to our Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary in Attleboro came onto the market, and we successfully acquired 15 acres, including Lake Talaquega. As a result, visitors now enjoy new trails and the lake’s views and wildlife. Unfortunately, at the time we couldn’t afford to buy more of the land, and 9 acres were sold for subdivision. But before it could be developed, the downturn in the economy gave us another chance, and this year we eagerly purchased the northern 5½ acres with the greatest conservation value. The property’s oak woods buffer the lake from the nearby residential neighborhood, and the vernal pools attract a number of wildlife species. If we had needed to seek additional donations to save this land, we might not have been successful. Since we had just finished a major fundraising effort in Attleboro, protecting the La Salette property just down the street, the prospects for another, albeit smaller, campaign weren’t good. That’s when Mass Audubon’s Land Fund—a general land rescue fund that enables rapid response on time-sensitive projects—was crucial. Thanks to generous donors who contribute to this fund, Mass Audubon is better able to seize important land protection opportunities where they present themselves. And, thanks to the Land Fund and the related McCane-Chin Fund for Land Protection, we didn’t miss our second chance in Attleboro.
“The Sudbury Foundation is pleased to support Mass Audubon’s efforts to lead a collaboration of partnering agencies working to protect important habitat in the Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord River (SUASCO) watershed. The SUASCO Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area project is a collaboration of over 30 partners working to ensure that watershed-wide invasive species control efforts have the highest possible impact.”
— Marilyn Martino, Executive Director The Sudbury Foundation, Sudbury, Massachusetts
Land Protection Summary â€“ Fiscal Year 2010 Mass Audubon permanently protects more than 34,400 acres of land across Massachusetts, safeguarding a wide range of habitats and native species while providing critically important opportunities for people to experience the many wonders of nature. This year, with the support of generous individuals, families, businesses, and communities, we protected more than 400 acres of important land. A special thanks to key partner organizations and municipalities listed in bold.
Purchases of Sanctuary Land Shawn Jorde
This rare species habitat containing two vernal pools enhances environmental education at Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary and buffers Lake Talaquega Trail from a nearby subdivision. This purchase was made possible by the McCane-Chin Fund for Land Protection and donors to the Mass Audubon Land Fund (see page 5). John and Katharine Weeks
This land enabled links from our sanctuary to conservation restrictions held by the Belmont Land Trust and to a trail making Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary more accessible to our neighbors to the east. Adding this valuable meadow prevents the likely construction of two homes close to Weeks Pond and was made possible thanks to a bargain sale from John and Katharine Weeks, assistance from neighbors Nora Huvelle and David Lubin, and others, and our partnership with the Belmont Land Trust.
Gifts of Sanctuary Land Winifred Ferguson
Sanctuary Barnstable Great Marsh
This generous gift of ecologically significant salt marsh and upland habitats fronting Barnstable Harbor enhances and expands Mass Audubonâ€™s Barnstable Great Marsh and Mud Hole Wildlife Sanctuary to over 100 acres. Bruce and Elaine Mahon, Bruce and Carol Marauszwski
Adjacent to Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary at the top of Lenox Mountain, this land provides aesthetic benefits and linkages as part of the contiguous area of conserved land on Yokun Ridge. Collective efforts of many public and private conservation organizations over the last two decades led to the successful protection of this land. Town of Hamilton
Seven lots that expand Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary and consist of priority habitat were conveyed to us as the result of a settlement agreement with the town of Hamilton for land taken from Mass Audubon by eminent domain in 1989. Four lots include wetlands abutting the sanctuary, and three are ecologically important island inholdings in the Great Wenham Swamp.
Land Protected through Assistance to Other Organizations and/or Agencies Roy MacDowell
Gifts of Conservation Restrictions Mason and Ina Phelps
Acres Municipality Sanctuary/ Location 221.8 Wendell Whetstone Wood
This is Mass Audubon’s 100th Conservation Restriction (CR), generously donated by lifelong land conservationists Mason and Ina Phelps. This CR significantly enhances Whetstone Wood Wildlife Sanctuary, now Mass Audubon’s largest (see page 4). John and Janet Fuller
A potential house site across the street from the Stony Brook nature center was eliminated, thanks to the generosity of John and Janet Fuller. The view and setting of the main trail to Bristols Pond (along a 800-foot common boundary this land shares with the sanctuary) is now permanently protected. Charles Cheever
The generous donation of this CR prevents development on a valuable building lot and protects a scenic area and rare species habitat. This is the first of a series of anticipated acquisitions as part of the Great Neck Conservation Partnership—a collaboration involving Mass Audubon, the Wareham Land Trust, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, the town of Wareham, and NOAA. When complete, this initiative will result in protection of more than 300 contiguous acres fronting Buzzards Bay. Ledlie Woolsey
Mass Audubon provided technical expertise and other assistance, which prevented development on three house lots (3.9 acres) across the street from Drumlin Farm and ensured 21 acres conveyed to the town of Lincoln remain in agricultural use (APR). The Rural Land Foundation and Mass Audubon worked in partnership to raise the private funds needed to match commitments from the town of Lincoln and state Department of Agricultural Resources (see page 4). Minnechaug Land Trust
Acquisition of ridgeline north of Main Street in Hampden, connecting two town parks, is the latest in a series of projects completed through a strategic working partnership with the Minnechaug Land Trust. Mass Audubon contributed technical advice, mapping, and other assistance.
Land protected by Mass Audubon in FY 2010 Acres directly protected by Mass Audubon 378.6 Acres protected through assistance to other organizations/agencies
Total Acres Protected in FY 2010
The late John Woolsey began discussion with Mass Audubon about donating this CR in 2004, but sadly passed away before it could be conveyed. His conservation-minded family completed the gift, bringing the total land protected by the family to more than 300 acres. Town of Lakeville
Acres Municipality Sanctuary CR = 3.9 Lincoln Drumlin Farm APR = 21.0
Assonet Cedar Swamp
Acquisition of this CR advances a long-term effort to help protect the remainder of the town-owned tract containing 625 acres of extremely high-quality rare species habitat and an important link between the sanctuary and the Southeastern Massachusetts Bioreserve.
Land Under Mass Audubon Stewardship as of June 30, 2010 Acres Owned by Mass Audubon Acres Under Mass Audubon Conservation Restrictions Total Acres of Protected Land
Goal: Responding to Climate Change Learn to live sustainably and protect nature through energy conservation, public outreach, policy initiatives, and scientific research. Change Agent Why are we keeping a watchful eye on the spotted salamander? The mostly nocturnal amphibian may help to document climate change. Over this past year, Mass Audubon scientists continued sampling of vernal pools, adding ten more sanctuaries to our comprehensive, statewide inventory and monitoring program. Because the spotted salamander is reasonably common yet sensitive to changes in the environment, it’s a good indicator species to monitor, according to Mass Audubon Conservation Scientist Robert Buchsbaum. A decrease over time in the number of spotted salamander egg clusters per vernal pool or the number of vernal pools that include its egg clusters, coupled with a shorter time period during which the pools hold water each spring, could indicate a hotter, drier climate, not to mention trouble for our spotted bellwether species.
“In an era when people are so opinion driven, we appreciate that Mass Audubon will look at the full picture, do thorough research, and be honest
Bob Sherwood, explaining why he and wife Kathy Emrich decided to give a gift
regarding the findings of that research,” says
toward Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary’s greening campaign. Donations toward the active campaign will support a solar hot water system as well as a new 40 kilowatt solar energy array that, combined with the current array, will generate an estimated 70 percent of the sanctuary’s electricity needs. To provide for our remaining electricity requirements, we are exploring the addition of a small wind turbine that would include a study to assess the impact of small windmills on birds and bats. “There are still many questions about wind power, and we wanted to help the organization look at the scientific and practical challenges as well as be part of the solution,” says Kathy. “We wanted to put our money where our beliefs are,” adds Bob. “If everyone takes small steps to promote greening, it will add up to a better world for all of us.” —Kathy Emrich and Bob Sherwood, Boston and Eastham, Massachusetts
Clean, Green, and Lean We admit it. We’re obsessed with reducing our use of fossil fuels. And this year, we did some heavy lifting toward that goal. Thanks to grants and your support, you will find clean energy hard at work at 20 of our staffed properties through solar hot water and/or photovoltaic solar energy systems. It’s part of our commitment to lead by example in reducing our own carbon footprint. And it frees up money to spend on other priorities, such as enhancing visitor experiences. For example, have you noticed Clean and Green signs at our nature centers? These interpretive labels are designed to demonstrate and educate on the many different ways we are going green and how you can too. Also when visiting the Boston Nature Center, Drumlin Farm, Joppa Flats, or Wellfleet Bay, ask for a Green Trail map and take a tour of the sustainable features of the buildings and grounds. See for yourself how we’re going green by recycling, composting, using native plants, conserving water, and reducing energy use. You might be surprised to find out how easy it is to live sustainably. And once you do, pass the tips along. After all, it’s important to live lighter on the earth and encourage others to do so too.
Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders Today Interest in creating solutions for climate change brought Reed Schuler and Rachel Katz to Mass Audubon, through fellowships with the New Sector Alliance. The Boston organization pairs young adults with nonprofits working on sustainable solutions to pressing community challenges. Reed spent 11 months analyzing our organizational carbon footprint to determine how we could achieve a 50 percent reduction by 2014 (currently reduced by 45 percent since 2003). He also built a database to accurately track our efforts. “Working at Mass Audubon was an incredible opportunity early in my career, and my colleagues encouraged me to get deeply involved in the organization’s strategic re-orientation to meet the challenge of climate change,” says Reed. “Mass Audubon is a real leader on climate change issues in Massachusetts and that made it an exciting place to work.” This fall, Reed began studying environmental law at Yale Law School. Rachel spent last summer at Mass Audubon creating a climate change education guide and an online database of related resources, along with identifying potential partnerships. “My experience at Mass Audubon helped me to understand how environmental progress is made at a fundamental level,” notes Rachel. “I came to believe that offering environmental education opportunities to people of all ages is essential to effect widespread change.” A recent graduate of Brown University, Rachel is currently in China working to reduce the trucking industry’s impact on air quality. Working with such talented young people gives us hope for the future of our planet.
Message from the Treasurer
FY 2010 Income
The financial results for fiscal year 2010 were very strong, despite the challenging economic climate. These results reflect the ongoing financial health and vitality of the organization and the enthusiastic assistance of our many supporters. Our continued financial stability and growth are due to the generosity of our members and donors, the hard work and prudence of our staff and volunteers, and the responsible fiscal management exercised by our officers and board. We gratefully acknowledge everyone who has helped Mass Audubon achieve its mission in what was another successful year.
Member & Donor Support Program & Other Income 33.0%
Investment Income 27.3%
Membership Dues 16.7%
In FY 2010, Mass Audubon recorded strong and gratifying revenues from gifts, grants, and government contracts for general operations and membership dues. Program income, which is largely generated by our staff and volunteers in the sanctuary system, also showed a healthy increase. Expenses were in line with our budget. The overall performance for FY 2010 was consistent with prior years, producing a modest deficit from operations and positive results with the addition of unrestricted bequests. Sincerely,
Program & Other Income
Gifts, Grants & Govâ€™t Contracts 23.0%
FY 2010 Expenses
Program Services Development
Administrative Services 11.2%
Member Services 9.6%
Jeffrey F. Peters Science 5.4% Wildlife Sanctuaries & Environmental Education 65.6%
Total Operating Income
Salary and Benefits
Non-Salary Program Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Results Including Unrestricted Bequests*
Gifts, Grants & Government Contracts
* Pursuant to Mass Audubon financial policies, unrestricted bequests are added to a Board reserve fund, which is available for capital projects (e.g. land purchase, energy conservation, all-person accessibility, and major building repairs) and other special Board withdrawals. However, accounting principles require that unrestricted bequests be reported in the operating fund. The net asset value for Mass Audubon is $199,620,458 (June 30, 2010). This includes the booked value of 34,459 acres of land in 90 communities, as well as buildings, structures, property equipment, vehicles, furnishings, and fixtures at more than 40 sites. A complete copy of the audited financial statements is available upon request from Mass Audubon Vice President for Operations Bancroft Poor. Members should feel free to contact him at 781-259-2110 or email@example.com with any questions about Mass Audubonâ€™s finances.
Marygrace and Peter Barber know that interesting and unusual birds can be found close to home, whether at Jamaica Pond or Millennium Park. Marygrace regularly reports her bird sightings on eBird (a web-based bird checklist), and she also participates in other programs that Mass Audubon has developed to track the status of Massachusetts birds. “Mass Audubon’s work to protect birds begins with understanding how well birds are doing, and its Marygrace and Peter Barber
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
citizen science programs are a fabulous way to engage the public.” Through their support and tireless efforts, Marygrace and Peter help ensure the success of Mass Audubon’s bird conservation programs.
Supporters Fiscal Year 2010 Mass Audubon gratefully acknowledges the individuals, foundations, corporations, and government agencies whose generous financial contributions and pledges provided critical support for our conservation, education, and advocacy efforts between July 1, 2009, and June 30, 2010. We are pleased to recognize the leading contributors and express our gratitude to our more than 100,000 members. For gifts of land during this period, see page 6. Leadership Giving Program Including individuals and individuals giving through foundations $25,000+ Anonymous (10) Wendy & John Q. Anderson Peter & Marygrace Barber★ Francis S. & Elizabeth Blake C. Hunter & Pamela T. Boll★ Frederick H. Chicos/The Christie Foundation Ferdinand & Susanna Colloredo-Mansfeld Mr. & Mrs. Albert M. Creighton Jr.★/A. Creighton Narada Foundation Laura C. Cutler★ Kathleen Emrich & Robert Sherwood★ Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. French★ Laurie A. Gabriel★ Crawford Gordon Lindsey & Zack Gund/Zachary and Lindsey Gund Foundation Nancy C. & John S. Hammond★ Deborah & Frank Howard Mr. & Mrs. Arnold W. Hunnewell★ Nora Huvelle & David Lubin/ The Pine Point Foundation★ Pam & Rob Kindler★ Chris & Sue Klem★ Dr. & Mrs. James LacknerGraybiel Virginia Maloney Lawrence★ Mr. & Mrs. George C. Lodge Jr.★ The Family & Friends of Raymond & Eleanor Longley Elizabeth Mellor Ronald P. & Karen E. O’Hanley Mrs. Stephen D. Paine★
Morgan Palmer★ William & Helen Pounds★ Judy A. Samelson & William Schawbel Jane & Peter Talbot Patricia A. Thornton★ In Memory of Robert D. Utiger $10,000- $24,999 Anonymous (9) Mrs. Eugene F. Allen Barbara & Reed Anthony Robert P. Ball★ Dr. Paul A. & Mrs. Katie Buttenwieser/Catherine & Paul Buttenwieser Foundation Charles E. Cheever Jr. Richard & Patricia Chute★ John W. & Bayard H. Cobb★ Jane S. Coburn Domenic Colasacco & Mary Kate LeCour Franz & Anne ColloredoMansfeld★ Donald D. & Donna J. Cooper★ Edmund P. DeLaCour★/The DeLaCour Family Foundation Eugene Bicknell Doggett & Nina Lord Doggett★ Thaddeus R. & Elizabeth Gillespie★ Beth Kressley Goldstein & Dennis Goldstein★ Jeremy & Hanne Grantham★/ Jeremy & Hannelore Grantham Charitable Trust Robert H. Grohskopf Jr. & Lisa Van Tassel★ Evelyn B. Harris Mrs. Johanna A. & Dr. William H. Harris/The William H. Harris Foundation Alynn & Andrew Harvey★
We wish to thank the following gift funds and foundations, which recommended grants to Mass Audubon through donor advised funds and other giving vehicles during Fiscal Year 2010: Ayco Charitable Foundation The Boston Foundation The Cape Cod Foundation: A Community Foundation Combined Jewish Philanthropies
Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Fleet Charitable Gift Fund Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
Santa Barbara Foundation
John & Jillian Hayes Alison S. Johnson Laura A. Johnson & Arthur W. Rogers★ Charles W. Kellogg II & Gillian S. Kellogg/Robert H. Shaw Fund Erik & Sarah Knutzen Family★ Pamela Kohlberg★ Merloyd Ludington & John Myers★
Jonathan & Jessie Panek★ Michael J. Pappone & Diane Savitzky Rienzi B. & Mary F. Parker★ Esther Pelletier Jeffrey F. & Christina Sage Peters★ Mason & Ina Phelps Patricia T. & James W. Poitras★ John & Linda Riehl★
William F. & Sheila R. Macauley Dick & Pat MacKinnon★ Amanda & Bill Madar/ William P. and Amanda C. Madar Foundation Carolyn McCane-Chin & David Chin★ Richard Mlynarik & Elizabeth Willey Fred & Barbara Murphy★ Mr. J. David Officer & Dr. Marcia J. Wade★ Jack W. Orrock & Catherine M. Campbell
Ed Schein★ Elizabeth S. Shanley Julie Shanley Katy S. Shanley Robert H. Shaw/ Robert H. Shaw Fund Kathleen M. Skelly Lee & Judith R. Spelke★ Dr. Lisa A. Standley Brooke Stevens & Thomas L. McCorkle★ John L. Thorndike Conrad H. & Harriet Todd★
★ a Founder’s Circle member: an individual who has provided $2,500 or more in operating support for Mass Audubon or a particular sanctuary or program
Schwab Fund for Charitable Giving
_ an individual who passed away this year
Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program
Every effort was made to accurately reflect each contributor. If you find an error in the list, please accept our sincere apology and contact the development office at 781-259-2123.
Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary on Martha’s Vineyard would not be the same without Linda and Gerald Jones. Linda’s energy and enthusiasm welcomes visitors and Gerald is always thinking strategically, probing for ways to increase our profile in the island community. As founding members of the Osprey Circle, a group of Felix Neck leadership donors, the Joneses volunteer and support Felix Neck: “This sanctuary’s mission to
Mr. & Mrs. John H. Valentine★ Robert Waldner Dr. Henry S. & Mrs. Barbara White Judith Whiteside Mr. & Mrs. Holyoke L. Whitney Frederic & Susan Winthrop/ Robert H. Shaw Fund Mrs. Judith & Dr. Jack Wittenberg★ Mr. & Mrs. Laurence W. Zuelke $5,000- $9,999 Anonymous (12) Dr. William C. & Mrs. Frances D. Ackerly Tom & Judy Bailey★/ Bailey Family Foundation Suzanne & Henry Bass Jerry & Grace Bird★ Jim & Carolyn Birmingham Morene R. Bodner & David P. Carlisle★
Linda and Gerald Jones
Edgartown and Hingham, Massachusetts
provide educational opportunities and to steward conservation efforts is totally in sync with our values and priorities. Given the astoundingly beautiful natural resources and accessible dedicated staff who make it their business to share their time and passion for the natural world —Felix Neck is a gem!”
Kenneth R. & Karen M. Boudreau Anne & Peter Brooke★ Mr. & Mrs. Brian A. Brooks★ Mr. & Mrs. Norman R. Buck★ Alfred D. Chandler III & Susan Esco Chandler★ Dr. Daniel S. Cheever Jr. & Ms. Sue Stasiowski★ Paul L. & Susan P. Chern Jennifer & Edmond Choi★ William Coady & Irfan Ali Lawrence S. Coburn Chris Connolly & Marjorie Liner★ Judith & David Craver★ David & Victoria Croll★/The Croll Foundation Trust C. Russell de Burlo Mr. & Mrs. Thomas A. DeMarco III★ Caroline Diamond Jennifer Johnson Duke Barbara E. Fargo★ Emily C. & Jerome Farnsworth
Charles & Carol J. Fayerweather★ Sally S. & Nick Ferbert/The Searles Family Foundation Elaine Foster★ Rebecca H. & Michael M. Gutner Paul & Cheryl Hamel★/ Paul & Cheryl Hamel Family Foundation Sarah E. Hancock Cynthia & Arnold Henson★ Barbara Herzstein★ John Hitchcock★ Elizabeth & J. Atwood Ives★ Susan & Scott Johnson Philip L. & Joanne Johnson★ Dr. Henry Jones & Ms. Margaret Simon Ann & Paul D. Kaplan B. A. & Judith King★/The Judy and Tony King Foundation Bruce & Ellen Kunkel Carol A. & Martin B. Levin★ Jim & Jane Levitt★ Nathaniel & Karen Levy★ Bradley & Kristen Lewis Ginny Loeb & Jim Sperling★/ The Dorothy and Jonathan Rintels Charitable Foundation Stephen & Valerie Loring★ Anne R. Lovett & Stephen G. Woodsum★/LovettWoodsum Foundation Inc. Katherine MacGregor Noel A. Mann★ Karen & Warren McFarlan Katharine E. & Albert W. Merck★ Grant Monahon & Jane E. Minasian Charles W. Nims & Peggy L. Ulrich-Nims Paul G. & Elaine O’Connell David & Shirley Parish Sally Quinn★ Robert D. & Amelia R. Rands★ Edward Long Redpath★ Margaret L. Rhodes★ Dr. William F. & Mrs. Susan S. Samuelson Robert R. & Rosemarie Scully/ The Scully Family Foundation Kathy Seymour★ Thomas G. Shapiro Parkman Shaw Robert C. Sheehan Nancy B. Soulette★ Nancy & Steve P. Steinberg/ The Steinberg-Lalli Charitable Foundation David A. & Patricia Straus★ Debbie & Jack Swenson★ Lanny & Anne Thorndike★ Mrs. Jeptha H. Wade★
David & Jade Walsh★/The Free Lunch Foundation Robert Weeden★/The Weeden Foundation David & Patricia Williams★ Linda Williams & Stephen Walch Mr. & Mrs. Robert Wohlgemuth★/ Esther & Morton Wohlgemuth Foundation, Inc. Ken & Emily Wolf $2,500- $4,999 Anonymous (4) Mimi & Ivan Ace★ Steven W. Allen Richard I. Arthur Christopher Baldwin & Sally Reyering★ Nancy Brach★/Brach Family Charitable Foundation Jay C. Brewer & Maya Bazar★ Joyce M. Brinton & Bruce M. Hauben★/Helen G. Hauben Foundation Sara H. Brydges★ Elizabeth J. & Robert M. Burke III★ Arthur & Betsy Butters★ Dix & Elizabeth Campbell Martha J. Carter & Family★ Barbara F. Coburn★ Mrs. Frederick C. Crawford★_ Peter Creighton★ Dr. Modestino & Mrs. Nancy Criscitiello Gay & Gene Crowley Bob & Vickie Cunningham★ Kevin B. Darcy & Stephanie B. Prisch★ David & Carolyn Dettinger Mrs. Mary & Dr. John Deyst★ Patty & John Donahue Frank Dunau & Amy Davis★ George F. Ellison David & Edith Engel★ ★
Nancy & Richard Forbes Hollis & Rosemary French★ John C. & Janet A. Fuller★ Ann & David Gray★ Samuel N. Gutner Jane C. Hallowell★ Irene Haney★ Lorli Hardigg & Jamey Pope★ Ruth H. & H. Jan Heespelink★ Elizabeth C. & Ulf B. Heide★ Donald F. Henderson★ Mary R. Herlihy Crosby Hitchcock★ Mr. & Mrs. Sturtevant Hobbs Dr. Ephraim & Mrs. Claudia Hochberg★/Melanol Foundation, Inc. Shirley Hui & Robert M. Allen
Richard Hussong & Melinda E. Stewart★ Mr. & Mrs. F. H. Jamieson★ Dr. Douglas C. & Mrs. Elizabeth G. Johnson Sandra A. & Richard E. Johnson Gerald S. & Linda B. Jones Jayne R. & John F. Korn★ Miriam G. Lasher★ Betsy P. & William R. Leitch Gary & Karen Martin★ Ellen M. Matathia & Stuart S. Haber Mary McFadden & Lawrence P. Stifler★ Kathy & Rives McGinley★ Henrietta N. Meyer★ Paul & Ellen Mintzer★ Jean Morrow★ C. Fessenden & Jeanne Morse Martha S. Mugar★/Martha S. Mugar Foundation Inc. Robert & Alison Murchison★ David & Sharon Neskey★ Al Nierenberg★/Evergreen Charitable Fund, Inc. Elisabeth Amy Ochs & Cheryl Lea Salem Miriam Ochs Andrew S. & Samuel S. Pang★ Bertram & Marla S. Perkel★ Sherrill Pierce George Putnam III & Kathy Z. Putnam★ Marc & Emily Isberg Reardon Deborah L. Reichert & Chanchal Samanta★ Dwight & Margaret Robinson James & Roseanne Saalfield★ Barbara & Stanley Schantz★ Stephanie N. Selden Mrs. Jensie & Dr. William Shipley★ Mrs. Virginia Sprong★ Mr. & Mrs. Gilbert Steward, Jr.★ Lois L. Thibault★ Michael & Andrea Urban Rosamond Vaule★ Ellen & Howard Wack Esther C. Williams★ Louise Wolfe & Stefan Ahlblad★/Herbert O. Wolfe Foundation Roxanne & Michael J. Zak★ Elizabeth C. Zimmermann $1,250- $2,499 Anonymous (18) Dr. & Mrs. F. Knight Alexander Ann & Bill Allan Annemarie Altman & Dave Cook Dorothy Altman
Sandra L. Anderson & Meg Wallace Rich & Heidi Angle Emily Anthony & David Maymudes/AnthonyMaymudes Family Foundation Stephen H._ & Barbara M. Anthony Richard J. & Sally Avery Susan R. Avery Jean & Ralph Baierlein James Baird Dorothy H. Baldini Kristin Barr & David Pitkin Carol Ann Bartlett Michael & Donna Bass James Becker & Aber Lynch The Bedford Family Constance & Stephen Bernier Jean & Neal Birnberg Arthur F. & Camilla C. Blackman Eugene & Sharon Bolinger The Breslin Family Linda & Michael Brimm Anne & Ken Brock Pierce B. & Elise R. Browne Mr. & Mrs. Alexander K. Buck John T. Bullitt Lalor & Patricia N. Burdick Alice Burgess John & Lale Burk Alta-Mae & George S. Butler Ellen Cabot Annabelle Caffry Yaron & Nina Carmel Robert Carswell Ronald L. Castle & Florence DiTirro Barbara Centola Micah & Iris Chase Betty & Larry Chelmow Nancy R. Chisholm Susan B. & David D. Clark Eric & Christine Cody David C. Cole & Betty Slade Richard & Dorothy Cole Hamilton & Barbara B. Coolidge Marie & Dennis Corcoran Paula V. Cortes Thomas J. & Cynthia Costin Dr. Paul A. Cramer & Ms. Mary E. Gard Carrie & Christopher Crane Melvin S. Cutler/Melvin S. Cutler Charitable Foundation Lewis S. & Edith L. Dabney/ Kenwood Foundation Emily R. Dahl & Michael C. Kuczewski Brit J. d’Arbeloff Bruce & Lynn Dayton
Martha L. & William P. Densmore Charlotte De Sieyes/Apple Lane Foundation Mary Dockray-Miller & Michael Miller Mary Dowling Joseph & Dorothy Duffy Caroline Edwards Karen L. Elbing Alexander Ellis III Alan Emmet Judith Emmons Samuel & Anne Engel Fred & Patty Eppinger Romeyn Everdell & Mary R. Anderson/Shethar Foundation Andrew J. Falender & Jacquelyn Lenth Mary B. (Sissy) ffolliott Lawrence K. Fish/Fish Family Foundation Anne K. & Craig Fletcher Warner & Mary Fletcher Gary & Annette A. Ford Nora Frank & Walter Houseman Mark A. & Valerie Jo Friedman Marie L. Friendly Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Gable M. Dozier & Sandy M. Gardner Michael J. & Linda L. Garrity Lorna Gibson & Jean Hess John T. Goodhue Jr. & Anne W. Smith Terry & Eric Goplerud Kay Davis Grado Carol Green/The PhillipsGreen Foundation Alfred L. & Sally Griggs Barbara & Andre Guay Dr. Gary P. & Mrs. Ann M. Gurka John C. Haas Ann T. Hale Frank E. & Jane Heart Elizabeth H. Heide Chris R. Heye & Rebecca Webb Joseph & Victoria Hibbard Andrew P. Hier Heather & David Hill Charles H. Hood II & Judy Hood Benjamin and Jean Horne Mr. & Mrs. Richard V. Howe Ruth & Robert T. Hucks Jr. John & Marcia G. Hueber Mr. & Mrs. Russell E. Isaia Frank Isik & Nicole Gibran Edward C. Jalbert Ned Jalbert & Keith Ravaioli Joan M. & Louise A. Keefe
Lorna Keith Jared Shaw Keyes & Song-Mei Keyes Dr. Anne C. Kubik & Mr. Michael A. Krupka Maria & Wes Kussmaul Susan K. & Jeffrey A. Landon Lynn L. & Richard Landy Virginia Powers Laurits & Andres Laurits Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Lawrence Mr. & Mrs. David S. Lee Mr. & Mrs. Henry Lee Sally D. Leighton David P. & Faye H. Lieb Debra M. Listernick Anne S. Lombard Susan & Chuck Longfield Richard & Roberta Longley Robert L. & Gwyneth E. Loud
Enid Mingolelli George B. & Elise U. Mock John S. & Susan Morris Mr. & Mrs. Douglass H. Morse Alice Moulton Pamela Musk Alyson & Peter Muzila Mr. & Mrs. Harold L. Nelson Dr. Carolyn & Dr. Eli H. Newberger Judy Norris Mr. & Mrs. Edmund W. Nutting Alison M. O’Hare Wendy & Dennis O’Leary Robert E. & Melinda S. Oleksiak Dr. David C. & Dr. Elizabeth H. Page Martha R. & Arthur M. Pappas, M.D.
Christine & Jeffrey Rodek Mr. & Mrs. Walter Rosenfeld Jr. Nancy S. & Robert Rosenthal Alexander & Martha Rothchild Marsha C. Salett Gail F. & John Sampieri Susan Schappert & Daniel M. Hellerstein Christopher W. Schlesinger Dietrich & Julie Schlobohm Mary Etta Schneider & John Beardsley Joe & Diane Scott Marcia D. Seeler Kim Seward & Jake Laughner William C. & Dorothy R. Shattuck Alice M. & David W. Shearer Willow B. Shire Frances A. Shirley Sandra & Robert Silk
Carol W. Lundy-Shaw Peter L. MacDonald George & Ann Macomber Anita & Michael Malina Marilyn & Don Malpass Phyllis Mandel John B. & Carolyn Marsh Brian & Anne Mazar/ Mazar Family Charitable Foundation Trust Bernard J. McHugh & Frances H. Clark W.L. & Kathryn A. Medford Robert N. Meltzer & Sharon Camm Sharon A. Miller Dr. Stephen W. & Mrs. Christina G. Miller
George & Elly Pendergast Andrea Peraner-Sweet & Mitchell L. Sweet, MD Mr. & Mrs. Finley H. Perry Jr. Greta & David Peterson Richard W. & Elizabeth W. Pew Judith Pierce & Robert M. Graham Patty & Bob Platten/Marian Craig Leers Charitable Trust Mrs. Hitt Potter Dr. & Mrs. Ganson Purcell Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Record Jr. Thomas T. & Deborah B. Riquier Professor & Mrs. Nicholas Robinson
Ron & Mary Skates Art & Corinne Smith Austin C. & Susan Smith Ed & Ann Snape Anne & Thomas Snyder Karen R. Sollins Paul & Phyl Solomon Caren & William Stangel Garrett J. Stuck & Pamela Coravos Kenneth & Annette Swain Jeffrey & Linda L. Swope Mr. & Mrs. Hooker Talcott Jr./ James Talcott Fund of the New York Community Trust Donald & Ruth Taylor
Sally and Dudley Willis are Broadmoor neighbors and part of a multigenerational conservation legacy that continues with their children and grandchildren. Sally’s parents, Richard and Mary B. Saltonstall, cared deeply for the land along the mid-Charles River where they lived. The Willises spearheaded a campaign to acquire the 23-acre Red Wing Farm addition to Broadmoor and renovate the historic horse barn into an award-winning, energy-efficient nature center. “We are excited
Susan J. & Charles O. Thompson Jr. Dick & Marian Thornton Judith & James Ullman Virginia & Michael Ursin Joan W. Vanderpoel Robert & Lois Vessels William T. Wachenfeld Robert Waldner Thomas T. & Anne Marie Warren Stephen L. Wasby Betsy & Bob Watson David K. & Kitty P. Weaver Nancy L. Weiss Richard & Carol Whalen Christine & Steven Whitebread Peter H. & Shirley Williams/ Brigham Hill Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Dudley H. Willis Alan Wilson & Charlotte Bensdorp Wilson Kent & Lara Wosepka Wayne R. & Betty J. Wyckoff
The Willis Family
Sally, Dudley III, Dudley Jr. (Will), Dudley, and Heather (pictured l to r)
to see Broadmoor thriving as a center for education programs and conservation.” This year, through the Richard Saltonstall Charitable Foundation established by Sally’s father, a challenge grant has been awarded to expand our nature center to better serve the next generation.
Corporations, Foundations, and Other Supporters $25,000+ Anonymous (3) Amgen Foundation Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation Bank of New York Mellon Charitable Giving Program through the generosity of the Arthur F. Blanchard Trust Bank of New York Mellon Wealth Management Belmont Land Trust Biber Foundation Cabot Family Charitable Trust
The Cedar Street Foundation Island Foundation, Inc. Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences Marine Biological Laboratory Amy B. Morrill Charitable Lead Annuity Trust The Harold Whitworth Pierce Charitable Trust PNC Foundation Richard Saltonstall Charitable Foundation Sheehan Family Foundation Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Abbot and Dorothy H. Stevens Foundation Stoddard Charitable Trust Towards Sustainability Foundation Wallace Research Foundation William E. Simon Foundation $10,000 – $24,999 Anonymous (4) Attleboro Land Trust, Inc. Belmont Citizens Forum Elise B. and Earl Bradway Charitable Fund The Bromley Charitable Trust The CARLISLE Foundation The Ann E. Clark Private Foundation Copeland Family Foundation, Inc. Craig and Macauley Josephine and Louise Crane Foundation Fred Harris Daniels Foundation The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Inc. Duxbury Beach Reservation, Inc. EarthShare of New England The Edey Foundation EnTrust Fund The Hanover Insurance Group Foundation, Inc. The Grace & John Harrington Foundation The William H. Harris Foundation Eleanor Hayes Foundation Gilbert H. Hood Family Fund Horizon Foundation, Inc. Intel Corporation Ann and Joseph Levine Fund L.L. Bean, Inc. Medical Information Technology, Inc. National Park Foundation Bessie Pappas Charitable Foundation The Judith K. Record Fund Red Acre Foundation Saquish Foundation Lawrence & Lillian Solomon Fund, Inc.
The Sudbury Foundation Third Sector New England Three Bays Preservation, Inc. Edwin S. Webster Foundation $5,000 – $9,999 Anonymous (1) Aetna Foundation Associated Grant Makers Summer Fund Bain Capital Children’s Charity Ltd. Cape Cod Five Charitable Foundation The Cape Cod Foundation: A Community Foundation The Christie Foundation Citizens Bank Coastal America Foundation The Mary-Louise Eddy and Ruth N. Eddy Foundation Philip Evans Scholarship Foundation Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel Felix Neck Wildlife Trust, Inc. Foundation for MetroWest Foundation M Friends of Pleasant Bay Goldenrod Foundation, Inc. Greater Lowell Community Foundation Gunst Charitable Foundation H. Patterson Hale Jr. Charitable Foundation Harding Educational and Charitable Fund IBM International Foundation InterGen Energy, Inc. Intex Solutions, Inc. Constance Killam Trust Nichols Foundation Nordson Corporation Adelard A. Roy and Valeda Lea Roy Foundation John J. Sacco and Edith L. Sacco Charitable Foundation Stearns Charitable Trust Nathaniel and Elizabeth P. Stevens Foundation Wheelabrator Technologies, Inc. $2,500 – $4,999 Anonymous (3) Beacon Hill Circle for Charity Bird Watcher’s General Store Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, Nan and Matilda Heydt Fund administered by Bank of America, Trustee Davis Conservation Foundation Rosemary Davis Memorial Fund of Greater Worcester Community Foundation
Draper Laboratory Fiduciary Trust Company Fieldstone Foundation Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore GE Foundation GE Volunteers Foundation Harbor Landscaping The Hart Foundation HUB International Limited ING Foundation Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank Gertrude Pomeroy Fund Margaret Walker Purinton Foundation Quidnet Squam Association, Inc. River Stewardship Council Save Popponeset Bay, Inc. Shurtleff Children’s Services, Inc. Wal-Mart Foundation Women Empowered, Inc. $1,250 – $2,499 A.U. Bird Trust Bank of America Matching Gifts Program Beacon Hill Garden Club Belmont Hill School Berkshire Bank Foundation Bernier’s Market, Inc. Chatham Cultural Council Colonial Road Runners Commerce Bank The Conservatree Environmental Insurance Agency The Garden Club of the Back Bay, Inc. Greylock Federal Credit Union The William H. Hart Realty Co. Harvard University Hoche-Scofield Foundation Hurdle Hill Foundation Kraft Employee Involvement Programs Leicester Savings Bank Fund of the Greater Worcester Community Foundation Linders, Inc. Manulife Financial Marblehead Neck Association Helen & William Mazer Foundation Robert W. and Gladys S. Meserve Charitable Trust New Harbor Financial Group, LLC Norfolk Lions Club The Robert Treat Paine Association Quebec-Labrador Foundation, Inc. Standard Auto Wrecking Co., Inc.
Staples Foundation for Learning Stonehouse, Inc. H. E. Thompson Foundation The Toop Family Fund The United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley W.B. Hunt Co., Inc. Worcester Cultural Commission Youth Friends Association, Inc.
Government Agencies Local and State Agencies Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Commission Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education Department of Environmental Protection Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Department of Conservation and Recreation Department of Fish and Game MassWildlife Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program Division Office of Coastal Zone Management – Wetlands Restoration Program Massachusetts Cultural Council Massachusetts Environmental Trust County of Dukes County Town of Chatham Town of Dartmouth Town of Harwich Town of Sandwich Town of Westport Town of Yarmouth Federal Agencies Minerals Management Service National Fish and Wildlife Foundation National Marine Fisheries National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration U.S. Environmental Protection Agency U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Memorial List Thoughtful gifts were made in memory of the following individuals. Ned Adams Gloria Ahearn John Airale Arthur & Jean Alexander Cheryl Allison Mary E. Andrews Linda Lee Armstrong Helen A. Arthur Dr. Robert W. Atkins Betty Bagshaw George B. Bailey Dr. H. Thomas Ballantine Betty M. Beck Richard Belmont Dr. Stephen Bender Elizabeth Hayes Bjorhus Betty L. Bouchard Hobart Braden
Jean Cook Leo R. Corazzini Robert J. Cormier Rosella Coughlin Louise T. Crawford Guy Cucchiara Eric Cutler Henry H. Cutler Sarah Dallas Robert F. Dalton Helen Wade Dantzler Shirley R. Davies Virginia M. Day Barbara M. de Gersdorff Donald Delisle Peggy Desmond Harriet B. Dickson Michael Donovan Janet Doutt John L. Doyle Charles “Chuck” Dufault Mary Eleanor Duffy
Linda B. Fuller Andree Marie Gardner Rebecca Richardson Gibbs Alan B. Goldberg Raleigh Fox Goldberg Robert A. Goodell III Clarence “Grant” Granrath Donna Mayberry Greenberg Marie Christine Greenberg Pauline Clayton Greene Douglas N. Greene Stephanie H. Gutner Joseph T. Hagan Doris Hall Marion Hanaghan Wayne Hanley Eoghan Raymond Harney Mildred Hartman Bob & Gale Haydock Gordon Hicks Elizabeth Hilton Dr. Victor Himber
Robert Braun James Brown Frances Bruni Inge Burggrat John Caizza Alexander G. Carney Leslie A. Ceder Marjorie Ceder Marie Champagne Ralph Chimelis D. Onalie Chrobak Robert J. Churchill Martha L. Clapp Bill Click Jean M. Colton Susan C. Connell Daniel Carrington Cook Sr.
Marjorie Eisinger Keith D. Eisner Jean E. Ellis Dianne Engelhardt Edgar C. Eustance Perry Evans Robert Evers Marian Bishop Fahey Barbara Fenton Hugh C. Ferguson Mary “Susie” Fernberger Carlotta A. Fitzgerald Joel P. Flather Simon Foner Charles A. Forbes Franny Francis Ellen Friedel
Josephine Hoag Mildred Hockman Orin D. Hood Darrell Reade Hopkins Emily Hulse Marjorie Jackson Lois Jalbert Judith James Fred Andrew Johnson Howard W. Johnson Dr. H. Walter Jones Jr. Richard E. Jurkowski Steven Katz Clement R. Kern Florence Ann Kilgore Margaret M. Kirkpatrick Genevieve V. Lans
Diane Laurin Helen Lavoie Lewis M. Layman Margaret & Francis LeBaron Dr. Charles Kingsley Levy Lucile Schuck Longview Dr. Christopher H. Lovelock Frederick J. “Ted” MacCormack James A. MacGregor Forrest N. Maddix Jr. Imogene C. Magison Howard T. Maier Geraldine Malt Jeanne R. Marchand Massachusetts Camera Naturalists Members Douglas L. Maston Sandra Ann Matkowska Leonard George “Lenney” McMahon H. Foster McRell Lucy A. Metcalf David M. Milewski Frank Molloy Catherine Monroe Dr. Jack F. Morgan Harry Morrison Bill Morrissey Michael F. Morrissey Donna Munafo Caitlin, Grace, & Jack Murphy Larry Murphy John Henry Nadeau William Norton Henrietta Noyes Richard Oest Barbara Oldfield Thomas R. O’Neil Sr. Kenneth R. Peck Paul Pennoyer Helen Percy Michael Petit Curtis C. Pfluger Linda Podsedly Katharine & Hustace H. Poor Dr. Neal I. Price James J. Quigley Jr. Carl C. Rasmussen Marie “Toby” Record Sandra Redfern Robert W. Reichard Dagmar Reutlinger Dr. Jacob Rice Joseph F. Robbins Louise Kelley Rochester Bert A. Roens Herbert L. Rogers Jr. Susan Ellen Root Marlene Rothmann Jacquilyn Rubin
How Sweet It Is! Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary Director Tara Henrichon was delighted that the Nattlewick Homeschoolers helped raise money for Bird-athon after learning about bird anatomy at the sanctuary in Attleboro. The kids came through in a big way. Not only
Paul A. Samuelson Josephine A. Scarborough Douglas S. Scarff Mary Schein Harry & Jennie Schofield Rita D. Segel Judith Clark Shea Helen Shine Elizabeth Skinner Annie Mary Smith Erna W. Smith Ann Soules Dorothy M. Sowa Bernice Staman Jean R. Stone
Herbert & Lillian Wolfe Ivor B. Wright Barbara L. Yamamoto Frieda Yelsey Mary Lowe Young Anna S. Zochowski Marie Zoerheide
Bequests Anonymous (1) Margaret Argue Helen Bechler Clarita H. Bright Pearl E. Campbell Charles Cantelli Dorothy D. Conkey
North Attleboro, Massachusetts and Warwick, Rhode Island
did the 7 to 12 year olds comb their neighborhoods, explaining the importance of Mass Audubon and bird conservation, but these young environmentalists also set up a lemonade stand. Lemonade: 75¢. Total donation: $467. Lessons learned: Priceless.
Joseph B. Sullivan James I. Summers Dwight Taylor Stuart Timbrell Cody Tobias Frank F. Tobin Jr. Charles N. Tolley William V. Tripp III William F. Tucker Frederick Cortez Turner IV Margaret “Peggy” Tyler John A. Vanderpoel Sr. Guido F. Verbeck Jr. Betty Warrington Monica Watson Raymon S. Webster III Pearl G. Wechter Robert W. Weinig William H. White III Marjorie Morrill Painter Whiting Nathaniel “Nate” Williams John A. Wilson John A. Winans Amy Witkin
Gertrude C. Dorsey Hugh C. Ferguson Dr. Robert L. French Lucile S. Longview Frances L. Loomis Dr. Christopher H. Lovelock Geraldine Malt Neal H. McCoy Evalyn Noyes Ruth Packard Joan Rich Bridie Rielly Seymour Rothchild Elaine Smith Margaret B. Spencer Edward J. Thibault Stephen A. Thompson Evelyn Walker Louise Walker Kathleen Weller Agnes Wheeler Henry T. Wiggin June G. Williams Inez K. Woodberry
Tern Society The following individuals have established a life income arrangement with Mass Audubon or have named the organization as a beneficiary in their will or estate. Anonymous (25) Diana Abrashkin Barbara Risden Adams_ Donna H. Adams Deborah C. Almy Nicholas Clapp Arguimbau Priscilla H. Bailey Ruth Haskins Bass Lolly Bennett Helen M. Bowdoin Sara H. Brydges Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Carpenter Daniel D.R. Charbonnet Nancy Rideout Chisholm Richard P. Coonan Beth Cooper Modestino & Nancy Criscitiello Mr. & Mrs. Lewis S. Dabney Carolyn and David Dettinger Anne Rich Dewees Eugene Bicknell Doggett & Nina Lord Doggett Mr. & Mrs. David C. Donaldson Norman Dorian Wendy J. Dwyer Anne Eberle Richard J. Erickson & Laurie S. Miles Merry & Ralph Eustis Clare E. Forbes Mr. & Mrs. Lester E. Forbes Sara Foster John Freeman & Linda Lacki Lorna Gibson John W. Gintell Terry Goplerud Diane Asseo Griliches Sylvia Charman Guthrie Leonard F. Hanna Mr. & Mrs. Andrew C. Harvey C. Hayton John Hitchcock Thomas P. Hosmer Kirsten Hviid Carol A. F. Jeffery Marianne & John Jeppson II Barbara B. Jones Virginia Jordan Beth & David Kimball Maribeth & John A. Klobuchar
Jayne Rebello Korn Chester & Ann Kulisa Debora LaRoy Miriam G. Lasher Bruce & Lois Lessard Ruth Joann Levine Corinne M. Lilie Martha G. Locke Anne S. Lombard Daniel J. Lombardo Lucile S. Longview_ Stephen & Valerie Loring Clara R. Ludwig Robert & Linda MacIntosh Dick & Pat MacKinnon Marilyn & Don Malpass Elspeth E. Matkovich David Matsis Kathleen M. Morehead Barbara Munkres Fred & Barbara Murphy Pam Musk Edmund W. & Mary H. Nutting Jonathan & Jessie Panek Mary & Rienzi Parker Esther B. Pelletier Robert & Veronica Petersen Ina & Mason Phelps Katharine S. Plimpton Anne C. Porter William & Helen Pounds Margaret W. Riehl Chandler S. Robbins Rev. Lois F. Rose Barbara A. Rosen Barry & Libby Schiller Peter & Naomi Schmidt Mary Sage Shakespeare Evelyn B. Silver Theodore S. Smith Jr. Virginia Sprong Diana Squires John L. Thorndike Patricia A. Thornton Marty & Juliette Touchette Marcia Wade & J. David Officer Mrs. William E. Walker_ Lyle L. Warner Stephen L. Wasby Sarah S. Webb Linda A. Welter Bill & Bobbi Whiting Doris Wilson Emily & Kenneth Wolf Charlotte S. Wyman Gerry Zecher_
Volunteers The following individuals have generously given 250 or more hours of their time this year to assist Mass Audubon in accomplishing our mission. Bill Allan Steve Allen Annemarie Altman Gabriel Antonucci Meg Atkins Peter Auger Jim Berry Dr. James Brown Patti Cable Sheila Carroll Susan Coe Alison Cohen David Cole Brad Conant Paul Cosgrove Fred Costanza Mary Ann Delude Jean-Marc Dupon Gwenna Emerson Mairin Emerson Barbara Fargo Robert French Allan C. Greenberg Barbara Guay William Hobbie Jeff Jasukonis Richard Johnson Mary Keleher Miriam Lasher Joseph Lawler Jonathan Leavy Sanford Leslie Don Lewis
John Liller Mark Lynch Richard MacKinnon Donald Manchester Fred Martins Judy Holland McChesney Mike McWade Natalie Marsh Barbara Murphy Blair Nikula Dorothy Norregaard Sue Wieber Nourse Jackie Pascucci Anne Patterson Simon Perkins Eileen Rafferty Al Richardson Lois Richardson Marj Rines Mary Lou Roberts Kathy Seymour Arlene Sliwoski Ava Steenstrup Lee Turner Kirk Vaughan Ann Vaughan Doug Wade Rick Walker David Weaver Peg Weisker Strickland Wheelock Mary Alice Wilson Vin Zollo
Photography Pg. 1 Bird Singing — Phil Brown© Pgs. 4–5 Cows in Mist — Linda MacNeil © Box Turtle — Richard Johnson © Pgs. 6–7 Dunes — Jesse Mechling © Waterfall — Deanna Wrubleski © Salt Marsh — Jesse Mechling © Pgs. 11–16 Tree Swallow — Will Sweet © Wood Duck — Ron Bedney © Homeschoolers — Sharon Fitzgerald © Inside Back Cover Butterfly — Lena Mirisola © Girl at Pond — Jacob Drouin © All other photographs provided by Mass Audubon.
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Mass Audubonâ€™s 50 wildlife sanctuaries are open to the public year-round. They provide important habitat for wildlife and a variety of opportunities for you to enjoy and appreciate nature. South of Boston 35 Moose Hill, Sharon 36 Stony Brook, Norfolk 37 Oak Knoll, Attleboro 38 Attleboro Springs, Attleboro 39 North River, Marshfield 40 Daniel Webster, Marshfield 41 North Hill Marsh, Duxbury 42 Allens Pond, Dartmouth and Westport 43 Great Neck, Wareham
= Wildlife sanctuaries with nature centers Berkshires 1 Pleasant Valley, Lenox 2 Canoe Meadow, Pittsfield 3 Lime Kiln Farm, Sheffield Connecticut River Valley 4 Roads End, Worthington 5 High Ledges, Shelburne 6 Conway Hills, Conway 7 Graves Farm, Williamsburg and Whately 8 Lynes, Westhampton 9 Arcadia, Easthampton and Northampton 10 Laughing Brook, Hampden
Central Massachusetts 11 Pierpoint Meadow, Dudley 12 Burncoat Pond, Spencer 13 Broad Meadow Brook, Worcester 14 Eagle Lake, Holden 15 Rutland Brook, Petersham 16 Cooks Canyon, Barre 17 Wachusett Meadow, Princeton 18 Lincoln Woods, Leominster 19 Lake Wampanoag, Gardner 20 Flat Rock, Fitchburg North of Boston 21 Nashoba Brook, Westford 22 Joppa Flats, Newburyport 23 Ipswich River, Topsfield 24 Endicott, Wenham 25 Eastern Point, Gloucester 26 Marblehead Neck 27 Nahant Thicket, Nahant
Greater Boston 28 Habitat, Belmont 29 Drumlin Farm, Lincoln 30 Waseeka, Hopkinton 31 Broadmoor, Natick 32 Boston Nature Center, Mattapan 33 Blue Hills Trailside Museum, Milton 34 Visual Arts Center, Canton
Cape Cod and the Islands 44 Ashumet Holly, Falmouth 45 Sampsons Island, Barnstable 46 Skunknett River, Barnstable 47 Long Pasture, Barnstable 48 Wellfleet Bay, Wellfleet 49 Felix Neck, Edgartown 50 Sesachacha Heathlands, Nantucket