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From Right: Board Members Dale, Les, Lenore, and Matt at left inspiring the next generation of birders.
The mission of the John Wesley Powell Audubon is to engage and promote activities that foster an understanding and appreciation of our natural world and that encourages others to join in this cause.
We also act as a watchdog and bellwether for our environment so that citizens can be informed and empowered with a desire to become effective advocates and stewards and to help restore, maintain and manage our natural communities and ecosystems. By meeting, working and communicating together we hope to enhance the welfare of wildlife and its habitat as well as our own.
We offer programs and field trips to learn about and enjoy nature, its complexity and its beauty and to promote collegiality in working and socializing toward our common goals. We agree to collaborate with National Audubon and adhere to its policies so that together our programs can contribute most effectively to the welfare of our world. and other content
Dear Members,Our 2014-2015 term has been a great success, thanks to you. Our speakers were excellent, and the program well-attended, thanks to Given Harper, our Program Chair. Matthew Winks and Lenore Sobota organized field trips and the Ewing Bird Walks. If you have not been on a bird walk yet this spring, there are two left: Sunday May 17 and May 24.
Due to your generosity, another Purple Martin Colony box was erected at White Oak Lake. Given Harper and Angelo Capparella continue to monitor the Barn Owl boxes. JWP Audubon joined with Guy Fraker's Prairie Vista Golf Course project to provide 10 Eastern Bluebird boxes. The Christmas Bird Count went smoothly, and our annual Spring Bird Count is scheduled for Saturday, May 9 followed by the Breeding Bird Survey a few weeks later. The Facebook group has been popular with our talented nature photographers. Next year we will be showcasing our new exhibit at local events. Thanks to Dale Birkenholz, Gretchen Monti, Rhea Edge, and Paula Wager, Audubon Gardens continues to flourish.The Board wishes to thank member Ellen Dietz for her steadfast service to JWP Audubon. And we wish to remember the passing of Anne McGowen, long-time member and great supporter of our local environment. You may recall that Ms. McGowen helped found the Ecology Action Center in Normal.
We hope you can attend the annual meeting on Sunday, May 17 beginning with a guided bird walk at Ewing Park. Come meet the Board and enjoy the beautiful weather. Our projects and programs continue to need your support. Volunteers are always welcome! If there is a project you would like to suggest, feel free to contact me. Have a wonderful summer!Yours,
President, JWP Audubon