GIAC Director’s Message

Save The Date: Grange Audubon Vernal Equinox Hike
February 22, 2017
Volunteer Spotlight
February 22, 2017

The opening line of Charles Dickens’ novel, A Tale of Two Cities, has been on my mind of late; I imagine that I am not alone. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair….”

Given the potential changes in attitudes toward environmental protection, our mission, to awaken and connect people to the beauty of our natural world while inspiring environmental stewardship in their daily lives, is more relevant now than ever. Availing ourselves of National Audubon’s strength in conservation science, education, and policy, we have the ability to inspire people from all walks of life to protect birds, other wildlife and their habitats.

How can YOU take a stand for birds? Simple actions can have big impacts. Grow bird-friendly plants, participate in citizen science, become a land steward or climate activist, consider a monthly donation to support our conservation mission or volunteer with your local Audubon Center or chapter and help us protect birds and the places they need.

You are among our most effective ambassadors in conserving and advocating for our natural world. We need your help to educate others about the positive relationship between our mission and their wellbeing. We need you to stand up for birds, their habitats, and our world. In this emerging spring of hope, you can join our mission of environmental stewardship.

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With warm regards,


Dawn Hammer Tabata