Great Blue Heron over river in Holyoke © Gregory Kucinski

Help Protect Bear Hole Forever

Mass Audubon has an opportunity to protect Bear Hole Reservoir, a 1,500-acre landscape in West Springfield that boasts extensive and beautiful intact forest, a wide range of rare plants and animals, miles of trails, and hundreds of thousands of people residing in close proximity.

No longer used for the purpose for which it was acquired (a public water supply), this vast property is now vulnerable to sale and/or development. But today, we have an opportunity to protect this land forever through a permanent Conservation Restriction.

To make this happen, we need your support to raise $450,000.

We can’t do this without you! Please consider making a gift today to ensure this land is protected for generations to come.

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Mass Audubon is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization (tax identification number 04-2104702) under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations to Mass Audubon’s Fund for Nature are tax-deductible to the full extent provided by law. This special gift will not renew your membership.