HOST REGION: Southwest Chapters (Vancouver, Willapa Bay, Grays Harbor, Tahoma, Black Hills)
WHEN: September 27-29, 2019
WHERE: Vancouver Water Resources Education Center, 4600 SE Columbia Way, Vancouver, WA 98661
THEME: 100% Audubon
Inspired by our recent victory in passing the 100% Clean Energy legislation, we have been reflecting on all we can accomplish when we – as an Audubon community – are 100% committed. By combining forces, all our initiatives are stronger, and with a mentality of 100% we remove the barriers that keep us from thinking big in what we can accomplish together.
In this year’s ACOW, we will focus on big initiatives that could impact 100% of Audubon chapters. Key speakers include the director of Audubon’s new Migratory Birds Initiative and the leader of the Campus Chapter Program. We will take time to celebrate recent achievements, in the legislature (e.g., 100% Clean Energy) and across the landscape (e.g., completion of the Sagebrush Songbird Survey in Eastern Washington.) And we will honor longtime Audubon leader Helen Engle, who exemplified what it means to be 100% in for the birds.
During this weekend, we’ll reserve time to share our work, learn from each other, identify opportunities to collaborate, and network with Auduboners from across the state.
ACOW will start on Friday afternoon with education and conservation committee meetings, followed by pizza and an evening speaker. We will meet all day Saturday and conclude with field trips on Sunday to see cranes and other special birds in the region.
Please save the weekend on your calendars now, and watch the website for more information as it becomes available. See you in Vancouver!
Teresa S. Anderson
Chapter Network Manager
5902 Lake Washington Blvd S
Seattle, WA 98118