If you live in Massachusetts, you have a LOT of options for conservation and environmental activism.

From the Appalachian Mountain Club working to protect the outdoors, keep up trains, and get kids out to the hills, to the Massachusetts Rivers Alliance working for clean water, to numerous groups working to preserve local open spaces, Massachusetts has great opportunities to get involved.

This list (I found) definitely misses some organizations, so I encourage you to let me know if we missed you.

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Acton Conservation Trust

Devoted to the preservation of open space in Acton.

Alternatives for Community and Environment

Building power for environmental justice

Altwheels

Sustainable transportation and energy for the 21st Century

Andover Village Improvement Society

Preserving open spaces, woodlands, and wetlands in Andover

Appalachian Mountain Club

Promoting protection, enjoyment and wise use of the Northeast Outdoors

Ashburnham Conservation Trust

Protecting the Natural Heritage of Ashburnham

Attleboro Land Trust

Helping to Protect Our Own Backyard

Bagshare Project

Over 10,000 bags have been sewn and donated by volunteers.

Barnstable Land Trust

Dedicated to preserving the open spaces and natural resources of the Town of Barnstable.

Bay Circuit

A permanent recreation trail and greenway corridor extending through 34 towns in Eastern Massachusetts and linking the parks and open spaces surrounding metropolitan Boston.

Becket Land Trust

Concerned about protecting the Town of Becket’s rural character, natural resources and ecologically sensitive areas.

Belmont Land Trust

Protecting and Preserving our Natural Heritage

Berkshire Environmental Action Team

Protecting the environment for wildlife

Berkshire Natural Resources Council

Land conservation since 1967

Bolton Conservation Trust

Dedicating to preserving the rural heritage and natural assets of Bolton.

Boxborough Conservation Trust

Preserving and Protecting Boxborough’s Undeveloped Land

Boxford Open Lands Trust

Dedicated to preserving and protecting natural and aesthetically important land and wildlife habitat, in Boxford.

Brewster Conservation Trust

Preserve and Protect

Carlisle Conservation Foundation

preserving the natural beauties and the rural character of Carlisle.

Center for EcoTechnology

We make green make sense.

Charles River Conservancy

Working to make the Charles River Parklands more active, attractive, and accessible for all.

Charles River Watershed Association

Protecting the health, beauty, and accessibility of the Charles River.

Coalition for Buzzard’s Bay

Dedicated to the restoration, protection and sustainable use and enjoyment of our irreplaceable Bay and its watershed.

Cohasset Conservation Trust

Preserving Cohasset’s landscape and conserving land since 1967.

Concord Land Conservation Trust

Devoted to the preservation and conservation of open land in the Town of Concord.

Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust

Breathe easy.

Deerfield River Watershed Association

Works to preserve, protect, and enhance the natural resources of the Deerfield River watershed in south-eastern Vermont and north-western Massachusetts.

Dennis Conservation Trust

Preserving open space within the Town of Dennis, Massachusetts.

Dunstable Rural Land Trust

Preserving, conserving, and educating people about the beautiful rural landscape that is Dunstable, Massachusetts.

East Quabbin Land Trust

Conserving the land, preserving our heritage.

Eel River Watershed Association

Dedicated to the protection of the Eel River and the 31 state-listed rare animals and plants found there.

Egremont Land Trust

Preserving and maintaining the rural New England character of Egremont and the surrounding area.

Environmental League of Massachusetts

Dedicated to protecting the health of our environment and citizenry by safeguarding the land, water and air of our Commonwealth.

Environment Massachusetts

National and local advocacy from clean energy, bees, protecting rivers to oceansand the Grand Canyon.

Essex County Greenbelt Association

Conserving the farmland, wildlife habitat and scenic landscapes of Essex County.

Essex County Trail Association

Protects access to the trails and open lands throughout Hamilton, Wenham, Ipswich, Topsfield, Essex and West Newbury.

Farmington River Coordinating Committee

Promoting the long-term protection and enjoyment of the upper Farmington Wild & Scenic River.

Franklin Land Trust

Works with landowners and communities to protect their farms, forests, and other natural resources significant to the environmental quality, economy and rural character of our region.

Friends of the Blue Hills

Protect and preserve.

Friends of the Middlesex Fells Reservation

Preservation. Advocacy. Education.

Grafton Land Trust

Permanently preserving open space and natural ecosystems in Grafton.

Great Barrington Land Conservancy

Dedicated to the preservation of the community’s natural resources and distinctive character.

Greater Worcester Land Trust

Created in 1987 to purchase, hold, advocate for, preserve or transfer, critical open space parcels in the Greater Worcester area.

Green Berkshires

Protecting mountains and ridgelines of the Berkshires

Groton Conservation Trust

Committed to Preserving the Open Spaces in the Town of Groton, Massachusetts.

Harvard Conservation Trust

Preserving the unique character and natural resources of Harvard.

Harwich Conservation Trust

Creating public-private land conservation partnerships.

Hilltown Land Trust

Serves thirteen rural towns in western Massachusetts.

Hingham Land Trust

Works to acquire, preserve and maintain exceptional landscapes in Hingham.

Hoosic River Watershed Association

Devoted to the Restoration, Conservation, and Enjoyment of the Hoosic.

Hopkinton Area Land Trust

Maintain a network of land and properties that allow the outdoors to be enjoyed by all for generations.

Housatonic Valley Association

Protecting your backyard.

Kestrel Trust

Conserve the valley you love.

Land Preservation Society of Norton

Dedicated to keeping a variety of types of land wild for the conservation of plant and animal species.

Lenox Land Trust

To preserve and maintain the rural New England character of Lenox.

Lincoln Land Conservation Trust

Protecting the rural character of Lincoln, Massachusetts through land conservation, stewardship and education.

Littleton Conservation Trust

Caretaker of over 300 acres of property on which we manage a system of trails for public use.

Lloyd Center

Protecting nature through research and education

Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust

Creation, conservation, and preservation of parks, open spaces, and special places.

Manchester-Essex Conservation Trust

Preserving natural beauty, wildlife, and resources at the gateway to Cape Ann.

Marblehead Conservancy

Dedicated to Preserving Marblehead’s Open Spaces

MassAudubon

Protecting the nature of Massachusetts

Massachusetts Climate Action Network

Climate protection from the grassroots up

Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition

A voluntary association of land trusts.

Massachusetts League of Environmental Voters

Vote for the future.

Massachusetts Rivers Alliance

Protecting and restoring rivers across the Commonwealth.

Massachusetts Watershed Coalition

Building a network of watershed partners.

Mattapoisett Land Trust

Protecting our land. Preserving our legacy.

Merrimack River Watershed Council

The Voice of the Merrimack.

Metacomet Land Trust

Dedicated to the protection of open space and natural resources in South Central Massachusetts.

Mill River Greenway

The river runs through us.

Millers River Watershed Council

Promoting stewardship and recreation in the Millers River watershed.

Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust

Protecting more than 26,000 acres.

Nantucket Conservation Foundation

Preserving the Island for everyone.

Nantucket Land Council

Planning. Protecting. Preserving.

Nashoba Conservation Trust

Protecting valuable open space in Pepperell.

Nashua River Watershed Association

Protecting our water, our land, our communities.

Natural Resources Trust of Easton

Your Community. Your Land Trust.

Nature Conservancy of Massachusetts

Working to protect the Bay State.

Neponset River Watershed Association

Protecting and restoring the Neponset River, its tributaries and surrounding watershed lands.

New Economy Coalition

Building a New Economy that prioritizes the well-being of people and the planet.

Newton Conservators

Advocates for the protection of Newton’s open space for wildlife and for the community.

Nichols-Smith Conservation Land Trust

Help conserve the natural resources and open spaces of the region.

North and South Rivers Watershed Association

Preserve, restore, maintain and conserve in their natural state, the waters and related natural resources within the watershed.

North County Land Trust

A regional land conservation organization working in the diverse communities of North Central Massachusetts.

OARS

For the Assabet, Sudbury, and Concord Rivers.

Opacum Land Trust

Protecting natural and cultural resources in South Central Massachusetts.

Orenda Wildlife Land Trust

Working to preserve and protect open space for wildlife habitat on Cape Cod and throughout Massachusetts.

Orleans Conservation Trust

Saving and protecting open space in the town of Orleans.

Pascommuck Conservation Trust

Preserving our past. Protecting our future.

Project Native

A non-profit native plant farm, nursery, and wildlife sanctuary.

Rehoboth Land Trust

Preserving open space for farming, resource protection, and recreation.

Safer Waters in Massachusetts

Safer Waters In Massachusetts

Salem Sound Coastwatch

Protect and improve the environmental quality of Salem Sound and its watershed.

Sandwich Conservation Trust

Preserving natural or undeveloped land in the Town of Sandwich, for habitat protection, recreation, and visual beauty.

Saugus River Watershed Council

Protecting and restoring the natural resources of the Saugus River watershed.

Save the Harbor/Save the Bay

Restore and protect Boston Harbor, Massachusetts Bay, and the marine environment.

Save Our Sound

Alliance to protect Nantucket Sound.

Save the Mountain

Dedicated to the protection and preservation of the Mt. Holyoke and Mt Tom Ranges of western Massachusetts.

Seekonk Land Trust

Preserving the distinctive landscapes and natural resources in the Town of Seekonk.

Sheffield Land Trust

People and land.

Sheffield Tree Project

He who plants a tree plants hope.

Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation

A Martha’s Vineyard Land Trust

Sierra Club – Massachusetts Chapter

Protecting the environment with successful legislative, advocacy, and educational campaigns.

Sippican Lands Trust

Protecting wildlife, ecosystems, and natural resources.

Stow Conservation Trust

Preservation of Stow’s open land and natural and scenic resources.

Sudbury Valley Trustees

Conservation, Collaboration and Community

Tamarack Hollow

Inspiring environmental & cultural awareness, appreciation & stewardship.

Taunton River Watershed Alliance

A voice for the river.

Three Hundred Committee

Preserving Natural Places for Falmouth.

Truro Conservation Trust

Creating public-private land conservation partnerships that sustain Truro as a livable, vibrant community for current and future generations.

Trustees of Reservations

Preserving, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts.

Upper Charles Conservation Land Trust

Promoting the purposes of land conservation for the benefit of the general public, historic preservation, and the protection of natural resources.

Valley Community Land Trust

A non-profit organization in Franklin County Massachusetts that holds title to land, considering it neither as private nor public property, but as a sacred resource to be held in trust for present and future generations.

Vineyard Open Land Foundation

Dedicated to preserving the natural beauty and rural character of Martha’s Vineyard.

Waltham Land Trust

Creating a legacy of land conservation in Waltham.

Watershed Action Alliance of Southeastern Massachusetts

Watershed groups united to protect water and natural resources in southeastern Massachusetts.

Weir River Watershed Association

Committed to promoting awareness and stewardship of the Weir River Watershed.

Wellesley Conservation Council

Protecting and preserving Wellesley’s environment, its fields, forests, streams and wetlands.

Wellfleet Conservation Trust

Conserving land in perpetuity for enjoyment by current and future generations.

Westborough Community Land Trust

Safeguarding land to meet the environmental, recreational, agricultural, and scenic needs of the Town of Westborough and to preserve open space and the character of the land.

Westfield River Watershed Association

Protecting and improving the natural resources of the Watershed, as well as to expand recreational and other land use opportunities for people’s enjoyment and for sound ecology.

Westford Conservation Trust

Preserving land and other natural resources.

Westport Land Conservation Trust

Conserving beautiful and vulnerable landscapes.

Westport River Watershed Alliance

A leader in the environmental grassroots movement in New England.

Westwood Land Trust

Preserving The Character of Westwood

White Oak Land Conservation Society

Preserving land as open space in Holden and the region surrounding Holden.

Wildlands Trust of Southeastern Massachusetts

Preserving the natural heritage of southeastern Massachusetts.

Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation

Preserve. Promote. Educate.

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