Our Mission

AVIS is a non-profit land trust in Andover, MA dedicated to acquiring land and preserving it in its natural state. We encourage public use and quiet enjoyment of the protected land.

Founded in 1894, AVIS is one of the oldest conservation organizations in the country

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Upcoming Event

Postponed - Snow Storm

Annual Dinner and Meeting:

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018, at 6:00pm, Old Town Hall, 20 Main St., Andover

Recent News

On November 1, 2017 the Division of Conservation Services of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs announced an award of $44,000 to AVIS. This is the second Conservation Partnership reimbursement grant AVIS has been awarded for the acquisition of the former Franciscan Seminary property. The first award reimbursed acquisition of the first 26 acres on the Merrimack River. The purchase of eight additional acres will complete the protection of the Merrimack River and the Bay Circuit Trail west of the AVIS Deer Jump Reservation.

About Our Reservations

About 1100 acres of AVIS reservations are open to all for hiking, birding, and cross country skiing.

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Volunteer wardens are responsible for the care and oversight of each reservation and they are often neighbors.

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Hiking trips and other community events are scheduled by various groups throughout the year.

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Supporting the AVIS Capital Campaign

As of December 8, 2016 AVIS has raised more than 80% of its $400,000 goal from foundations and AVIS leadership donors. We ask the community for its support in our effort to protect the Merrimack riverfront and the Bay Circuit Trail in Andover.

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