Hi nature lovers!
Mark your calendar for this Fall's line-up of great programs, field trips and hikes. Our programs are held each second Tuesday of the month at the Padilla Bay Intrepretive Center. Arrive at 7:00 p.m. for a fun social time before the program begins at 7:30. At least three field trips are offered each month throughout Skagit County and the surrounding area. All levels of birding experience are welcome on field trips. Hikes are planned on Wednesdays with various degrees of difficulty. Check our website often for calendar updates at skagitaudubon.org.
Skagit Audubon continues to have a strong voice in conservation issues effecting our county and surrounding areas. For updates read Tim Manns' monthly conservation report or hear his summary at each monthly program. Stay tuned for letter writing and comment opportunities where you can make a difference.
Many volunteer opportunities are available ranging from one time events to ongoing positions with different time commitments. Examples are assisting with education events at schools and festivals, help before and after monthly meetings, and filling open chair positions on our board. For more information on these opportunities, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to Phil Wright for leading our chapter over the past two years as President and his willingness to continue to serve as an active board member. Many current board members are past presidents, chairpersons or representatives who volunteer their time and talent to keep our chapter strong, active and a recognized advocate for environmental causes in our communities. A special welcome to our two newest board representatives; Jane Brandt and Ron Holmes.
As President, I encourage you to attend at least one event or activity each month, inform others in your community on a conservation issue important to you and invite a friend, relative or new neighbor to a program, field trip or hike. Our mission is watching birds, protecting habitat and connecting with nature. Spread the word and share this mission with others. Stay involved and together we'll make a difference.