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.
Devoted to the preservation of open space in Acton.
Building power for environmental justice
Sustainable transportation and energy for the 21st Century
Preserving open spaces, woodlands, and wetlands in Andover
Promoting protection, enjoyment and wise use of the Northeast Outdoors
Protecting the Natural Heritage of Ashburnham
Helping to Protect Our Own Backyard
Over 10,000 bags have been sewn and donated by volunteers.
Dedicated to preserving the open spaces and natural resources of the Town of Barnstable.
A permanent recreation trail and greenway corridor extending through 34 towns in Eastern Massachusetts and linking the parks and open spaces surrounding metropolitan Boston.
Concerned about protecting the Town of Becket’s rural character, natural resources and ecologically sensitive areas.
Protecting and Preserving our Natural Heritage
Protecting the environment for wildlife
Land conservation since 1967
Dedicating to preserving the rural heritage and natural assets of Bolton.
Preserving and Protecting Boxborough’s Undeveloped Land
Dedicated to preserving and protecting natural and aesthetically important land and wildlife habitat, in Boxford.
Preserve and Protect
preserving the natural beauties and the rural character of Carlisle.
We make green make sense.
Working to make the Charles River Parklands more active, attractive, and accessible for all.
Protecting the health, beauty, and accessibility of the Charles River.
Dedicated to the restoration, protection and sustainable use and enjoyment of our irreplaceable Bay and its watershed.
Preserving Cohasset’s landscape and conserving land since 1967.
Devoted to the preservation and conservation of open land in the Town of Concord.
Works to preserve, protect, and enhance the natural resources of the Deerfield River watershed in south-eastern Vermont and north-western Massachusetts.
Preserving open space within the Town of Dennis, Massachusetts.
Preserving, conserving, and educating people about the beautiful rural landscape that is Dunstable, Massachusetts.
Conserving the land, preserving our heritage.
Dedicated to the protection of the Eel River and the 31 state-listed rare animals and plants found there.
Preserving and maintaining the rural New England character of Egremont and the surrounding area.
Dedicated to protecting the health of our environment and citizenry by safeguarding the land, water and air of our Commonwealth.
National and local advocacy from clean energy, bees, protecting rivers to oceansand the Grand Canyon.
Conserving the farmland, wildlife habitat and scenic landscapes of Essex County.
Protects access to the trails and open lands throughout Hamilton, Wenham, Ipswich, Topsfield, Essex and West Newbury.
Promoting the long-term protection and enjoyment of the upper Farmington Wild & Scenic River.
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.
Protect and preserve.
Preservation. Advocacy. Education.
Permanently preserving open space and natural ecosystems in Grafton.
Dedicated to the preservation of the community’s natural resources and distinctive character.
Created in 1987 to purchase, hold, advocate for, preserve or transfer, critical open space parcels in the Greater Worcester area.
Protecting mountains and ridgelines of the Berkshires
Committed to Preserving the Open Spaces in the Town of Groton, Massachusetts.
Preserving the unique character and natural resources of Harvard.
Creating public-private land conservation partnerships.
Serves thirteen rural towns in western Massachusetts.
Works to acquire, preserve and maintain exceptional landscapes in Hingham.
Devoted to the Restoration, Conservation, and Enjoyment of the Hoosic.
Maintain a network of land and properties that allow the outdoors to be enjoyed by all for generations.
Protecting your backyard.
Conserve the valley you love.
Dedicated to keeping a variety of types of land wild for the conservation of plant and animal species.
To preserve and maintain the rural New England character of Lenox.
Protecting the rural character of Lincoln, Massachusetts through land conservation, stewardship and education.
Caretaker of over 300 acres of property on which we manage a system of trails for public use.
Protecting nature through research and education
Creation, conservation, and preservation of parks, open spaces, and special places.
Preserving natural beauty, wildlife, and resources at the gateway to Cape Ann.
Dedicated to Preserving Marblehead’s Open Spaces
Protecting the nature of Massachusetts
Climate protection from the grassroots up
A voluntary association of land trusts.
Vote for the future.
Protecting and restoring rivers across the Commonwealth.
Building a network of watershed partners.
Protecting our land. Preserving our legacy.
The Voice of the Merrimack.
Dedicated to the protection of open space and natural resources in South Central Massachusetts.
The river runs through us.
Promoting stewardship and recreation in the Millers River watershed.
Protecting more than 26,000 acres.
Preserving the Island for everyone.
Planning. Protecting. Preserving.
Protecting valuable open space in Pepperell.
Protecting our water, our land, our communities.
Your Community. Your Land Trust.
Working to protect the Bay State.
Protecting and restoring the Neponset River, its tributaries and surrounding watershed lands.
Building a New Economy that prioritizes the well-being of people and the planet.
Advocates for the protection of Newton’s open space for wildlife and for the community.
Help conserve the natural resources and open spaces of the region.
Preserve, restore, maintain and conserve in their natural state, the waters and related natural resources within the watershed.
A regional land conservation organization working in the diverse communities of North Central Massachusetts.
For the Assabet, Sudbury, and Concord Rivers.
Protecting natural and cultural resources in South Central Massachusetts.
Working to preserve and protect open space for wildlife habitat on Cape Cod and throughout Massachusetts.
Saving and protecting open space in the town of Orleans.
Preserving our past. Protecting our future.
A non-profit native plant farm, nursery, and wildlife sanctuary.
Preserving open space for farming, resource protection, and recreation.
Safer Waters In Massachusetts
Protect and improve the environmental quality of Salem Sound and its watershed.
Preserving natural or undeveloped land in the Town of Sandwich, for habitat protection, recreation, and visual beauty.
Protecting and restoring the natural resources of the Saugus River watershed.
Restore and protect Boston Harbor, Massachusetts Bay, and the marine environment.
Alliance to protect Nantucket Sound.
Dedicated to the protection and preservation of the Mt. Holyoke and Mt Tom Ranges of western Massachusetts.
Preserving the distinctive landscapes and natural resources in the Town of Seekonk.
People and land.
He who plants a tree plants hope.
A Martha’s Vineyard Land Trust
Protecting the environment with successful legislative, advocacy, and educational campaigns.
Protecting wildlife, ecosystems, and natural resources.
Preservation of Stow’s open land and natural and scenic resources.
Conservation, Collaboration and Community
Inspiring environmental & cultural awareness, appreciation & stewardship.
A voice for the river.
Preserving Natural Places for Falmouth.
Creating public-private land conservation partnerships that sustain Truro as a livable, vibrant community for current and future generations.
Preserving, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts.
Promoting the purposes of land conservation for the benefit of the general public, historic preservation, and the protection of natural resources.
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.
Dedicated to preserving the natural beauty and rural character of Martha’s Vineyard.
Creating a legacy of land conservation in Waltham.
Watershed groups united to protect water and natural resources in southeastern Massachusetts.
Committed to promoting awareness and stewardship of the Weir River Watershed.
Protecting and preserving Wellesley’s environment, its fields, forests, streams and wetlands.
Conserving land in perpetuity for enjoyment by current and future generations.
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.
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.
Preserving land and other natural resources.
Conserving beautiful and vulnerable landscapes.
A leader in the environmental grassroots movement in New England.
Preserving The Character of Westwood
Preserving land as open space in Holden and the region surrounding Holden.
Preserving the natural heritage of southeastern Massachusetts.
Preserve. Promote. Educate.