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Thank you to Ivy Pull Volunteers

Many thanks to the volunteers who helped with the ivy pull on February 27.  The weather cooperated for most of the morning, with rain holding off until after the work was done.  The deluge started as soon as the pizza arrived as the hungry participants dove in for lunch.  We pulled ivy, cut other invasive species such as holly and scotch broom and planted native plants and trees.

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Do you like Backyard Birding?

The WHAS Board of Directors is developing a new ad hoc committee on Backyard Birding.  This is an exciting opportunity to promote an activity that includes more than 65 million people in the U.S, according to the Fish and Wildlife Service.  Many WHAS members have much knowledge and experience that they can share.  Who knows where it will lead?  That will be the first subject that the committee will address.  There are so many possible topics from which to choose, including education on plantings and habitats, back yard bird counts, certification, techniques on feeding and watering, and sharing of ideas.

Larry Turner has volunteered to lead the effort and has already received some great ideas from members.  If you would like to participate or have ideas/suggestions, please contact him at 360-423-3556 (leave message if not home) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Perhaps we can have an initial get together before the annual meeting.

Do you have time to help WHAS?

We need new folks to support with different WHAS activities.

The Conservation Committee needs members to attend state and local meetings, work on conservation legislation, or write letters to the editor. The Education Committee can use people to give presentations and offer classes or just to act as an extra pair of hands at an outreach booth.

The Snowy Plover / Horned Lark / Leadbetter State Park project needs a coordinator.

If you would like to help contact a committee chair or Charlotte Persons at 360-578-3949 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Snowy Plover / Horned Lark Project needs Coordinator

The two year period covered by our joint chapter grant (with Grays Harbor Audubon) which supported Leadbetter Point habitat restoration volunteer efforts, has ended.  But in a last-minute surprise, Lynn Tennefoss of National Audubon generously intervened on our behalf and arranged that we may continue the project.  Funding will continue, perhaps for as long as another two years.

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Nelson Creek Volunteers

We are looking forward to a busy time at Nelson Creek this spring and summer.  Egg mass surveys for frogs and salamanders in March, vegetation transects in April, and building demolition in May, just for a start.

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