Protecting nature through research, education, and outreach


Protecting nature through research, education, and outreach

The mission of the Lloyd Center is to instill a life-long respect and affection for nature in citizens of all ages through research and education

Visitor Center is currently closed

The Lloyd Center’s Main Building is currently closed to the public for the first phase of renovations to the main building. Please enjoy our trails, open dawn to dusk, seven days/week.

Welcome to the Lloyd Center

Annual Membership Drive

Dear Friend,

We are writing today to ask you to join the Lloyd Center as a member.

Membership support is essential to the Center’s operations. Due to the generosity of our members last year, the Lloyd Center was able to provide:

  • experiential environmental education to over 13,000 students;
  • outreach programs ranging from owl prowls to canoe trips for over 3,000 individuals;
  • monitoring of threatened and endangered species throughout the state.

There are some big changes underway at the Lloyd Center. Our innovative new Welcome Center is under construction, and the Visitor Center is currently closed while undergoing a renovation! During these important projects, the trails remain open and our outreach offerings for all ages continue.

You may join or renew your membership – HERE

Thank you for your support.

Rachel Stronach (Executive Director)

About The Lloyd Center

The Lloyd Center serves individuals, agencies, and organizations in southeastern New England – Rhode Island to Boston to Cape Cod. It is the only area organization focused on educating the public about coastal and watershed issues, and conducting research on coastal ecosystems and endangered species.

The Center cooperates on a broader level in coastal, environmental, and educational programming throughout New England, nationally and internationally.

Our school-based activities further expand our reach to urban audiences. A scholarship program also provides space for ten urban New Bedford students in our Summer Program.

More Information

Take your dog for a wonderful walk around the Lloyd Center! We are funded in part by state agencies Massachusetts Cultural Council and Massachusetts Environmental Trust.

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