- What to Do If You Find a Baby Bird
- Plans to Protect Over a Million Acres of NY Wetlands
- Act Now to Help Protect NY Wetlands
- Avian Flu Makes a Return
- Upcoming Presentations
- Upcoming Field Trips
- Cornell Lab’s Young Birder Summer Opportunity
- Appeal for Content
- Upcoming Elections
- Meet Your Candidates
- Plastic Bag Collection
- OCAS Wish List
- National Audubon’s EDI Statement
Welcome to spring! We relish the chirps and calls of newly returning birds, and the budding growth of flowers waiting to bloom. As our gardens, shrubs and trees begin to break their way out of their slumber, one can almost feel the growth happening!
Join us in this first of our fully online e-newsletters. All articles in the newsletter are posted as links to the left. Clicking on any of the links will take you to that article. We hope you enjoy!
Appeal for Content
Now that our newsletter has become fully digitized, we have room for almost unlimited content! We would love to have contributions from you, our members. Anything of interest to you that relates to conservation, birds, nature, the environment, etc. Anything from reports on bird behaviors, to poems about trees, to photography and more! Here’s a great chance to get your work out there and contribute to a good cause. To submit content, send to email@example.com
Our annual elections for board members will be held this month. Any Orange County Audubon Society member in good standing for at least a year is eligible to vote. If you did not receive your ballot, please be sure to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Candidates with bio and maybe photo?
- Laptop Fund: Contribute to a new laptop for our second OCAS staff member ($1200)
- Program Development Fund: Especially for more advanced bird I.D. and environmental education presentations ($750)
- Zoom Subscription Renewal ($150/annually)
- Sponsored Membership Fund: Be a part of making a more diverse chapter especially for young birders and racial equity ($250)
Any donation to these Funds is welcome! Please note the appropriate Fund name on your donation.
For any inquiries about your OCAS Wish List donation or if you would like to make an in-kind donation:
Please email email@example.com or call 845-360-0508
In-lieu of Announcements and Bequests
It’s easy to include an “in-lieu of request” asking your friends and relatives to donate to OCAS instead of sending flowers or other gifts for your celebratory and commemorative occasions. The Orange County Audubon Society is a 501c3 nonprofit organization and all donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Please contact us through our website or by mail to PO Box 1286, Warwick, NY 10990 to discuss your donation plans.
Would you consider OCAS in your estate planning? A bequest is the most traditional way to provide significant support for worthwhile causes. Some prefer to specify a one-time bequest while others bestow a generous annual contribution over a period of years. We would love to discuss with you about making your bequest to OCAS, please call 845-360-0508 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ben Schneeberg – President
Jody Susler – Vice President
Ed Wiley – Treasurer
Melissa Peterson – Corresponding Secretary
Diane Tuttle– Recording Secretary
Lynn Barber – Director at Large
Jim Van Gelder – Field Trip Chair
Mary Alice Cahill – Native Plants Chair
6 1/2 Station – Lynn Barber & Eric Goodman
Long Swamp – Ben Schneeberg
Muddy Kill – Lynn Barber
Norman Brook – Jim Van Gelder
Stony Creek – Bill Signor
New Members Are Always Welcome!
To join, please make your check payable to Orange County Audubon Society and mail it with this form to:
PO Box 1286, Warwick, NY 10990. Or join on our website www.orangecountyaudubonsociety.org/join.
Email: _________________________________ Phone: ______________________________
Membership Levels: Individual $20 ________ Family $50 ________ Friend $100 ________
Additional Donations Are Always Welcome: $______.__
* If this is a gift membership, please fill out the contact information above for the new member.