Petition to Support Trailside Museum and Blue Hill Observatory
The Blue Hills Trailside Museum and the Blue Hill Observatory serve tens of thousands of people each year, sparking their interest in science and the wonder of nature and the Blue Hills. These institutions, in addition to the 125 miles of trails and many other recreational opportunities, make the Blue Hills a beloved destination for all of us in Massachusetts – as well as for visitors around the world.
This year, the state budget includes $100,000 to operate the Blue Hill Observatory and $500,000 to support the Blue Hills Trailside Museum. With significant uncertainty about this year’s budget, this funding is in danger of being cut. Please help make sure that the Governor does not cut this funding.
You can help ensure that the Blue Hills Trailside Museum and Blue Hill Observatory are fully funded this year by filling out the below petition.
Funding in this year’s budget for both of these Blue Hills treasures is in jeopardy because tax receipts are falling short of providing full funding for the budget. Every time there is a short fall, the Governor looks to see funding he can cut. If he cuts funding for the Trailside Museum and the Observatory – which both already run on shoe string budgets – he will likely continue to cut funding for these Blue Hills landmarks for future years as well.
Please make sure the Trailside Museum can continue to teach children the importance of nature and the Blue Hills. Your electronic signature will also make sure the Observatory can continue to undertake significant research including climate study and engage tens of thousands of students in learning the science skills they need to understand our natural world.
Please fill out the petition to let Governor Charlie Baker know you care about the Blue Hills!
Photo (top left): Jayne Hammel of Braintree