Tuesday, November 25, 2008

2009 Collaborative Funding grants announced

9 Chapters in California will receive collaborative funding grants totalling over $26,000 from Audubon California for outreach, education, advocacy and habitat restoration projects. The grant recipients and their projects are:
  • Altacal Audubon - Bird Banding and Conservation program for children
  • Central Sierra - trail development and wildlife inventory on Groveland Community Services District
  • La Purisima - PRIDE (proud residents investing in a diverse estuary) at the estuary of the Santa Ynez River
  • Palos Verdes/South Bay - Volunteer Coordinator for AUDUBON YES! (Youth Environmental Service program)
  • Peregrine - transportation for youth to Redwood Valley Outdoor Education Program
  • Redbud - developing a Redbud Audubon membership brochure
  • Sacramento - Audubon at Home Big Five workshops
  • Sea & Sage - 4th Tuesday Conservation Lecture Series
  • Yolo - 2008 Green Summit

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

San Diego Audubon announces BIRD FESTIVAL

San Diego Audubon will host the 2009 SAN DIEGO BIRD FESTIVAL March 5 through 8, 2009 at the Marina Village Conference Center in Mission Bay. The chapter has added many new events and ris repeating the most popular events from previous years. David Sibley (right), author and illustrator of the Sibley Guide published by National Audubon is the keynote speaker and will lead a field trip or two!  For details go here

Monday, November 10, 2008

Audubon article published on Cattlemen's website

Sierra Foothills Conservation Chair Ed Pandolfini recently wrote an article on California's grasslands, grazing and the importance of ranching practices to our species of birds, emphasizing the common ground, literally, between Audubon and ranchers.  The article was published on the Cattleman's Association website. To read it, click here