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Program on Wildlife Protection  

 

Willapa Hills Audubon Society is pleased to announce our public program for April 2017.  With so many opportunities in our state for birding, hunting, fishing, photography and just getting outdoors, it is critical that we have someone to watch out for the rich fauna that we all enjoy.  Make plans to attend this free program and learn how you can help protect our beloved natural resources.  

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Program and Agency has a strong desire to expand citizen awareness and to invite active public involvement and participation.  They are offering an opportunity to be part of an alliance that has a positive influence on conservation, the outdoor heritage, public safety, and the state's natural resource based communities.

WDFW is calling that opportunity a Shared Values Alliance.  This alliance forms an open line of communication to identify existing and potential problems facing our natural resources and the communities that are impacted by them. This open communication line allows for constructive problem solving and discussion, to achieve positive results for forward progress. This project-oriented approach ensures that Fish and Wildlife Police Officers and the Agency are connected with changing public and resource-based industries' values and needs. We welcome the opportunity to engage with local chapters to provide awareness, listen to your ideas, and encourage active participation within this statewide conservation endeavor.

Mike Cenci is the Deputy Chief of Washington Fish and Wildlife Police and oversees land and marine patrol operations. He has been with the agency for three decades - 27 of those years in natural resources law enforcement. One of his responsibilities is supervision of the Statewide Investigative Unit, which focuses on large-scale natural resource crime and illegal trafficking. He also worked as a Deputy Sheriff in a rural County, and U.S. Special Agent with NOAA Fisheries.

Becky McRoberts is the Community Outreach Liaison with the Washington Fish and Wildlife Police. Becky wears many hats, but her main mission is to connect with local communities through the formation of a Shared Values Alliance. She has held several community outreach positions in the past, focused on both agriculture and natural resources in Oregon, California, and Michigan.

Please join us on Wednesday, April 19 from 7:00 pm until 8:00 pm in Lecture Room HSB 101 on the campus of Lower Columbia College.  HSB 101 is the round building across the street from the Longview Public Library.  A Question and Answer session will follow the presentation.  Reservations are not required and the program is free to the public. 

For more information call:  Larry Brandt (360) 200-4580. 

Annual Meeting and Dinner Announcement

This year Willapa Hills Audubon Society will take a different approach to its annual meeting.  We will combine the first quarter 2017 board meeting with the annual meeting for WHAS members and a no host dinner for all members and invited guests.

The meeting and dinner will be held on Friday, March 17 from 6:30 PM until 8:30pm at Vernie's Pizza (360.578.9561) at 900 Triangle Shopping Center in Longview, WA.  For those unfamiliar with the mall, Vernie's is located at the intersection of 10th street and Washington Way.

Since the dinner is no-host, members will be able to choose from Vernie's menu of pizzas, sandwiches and salads.  Wine, beer, coffee, tea and soft drinks are available.  Members will pay for their own meals.

There will not be a program scheduled with this meeting.

A side note:  Friday, March 17 is St. Patrick's Day.  While we have a reserved space to meet, the restaurant may be crowded and noisy.  Parking may also be problematic. 
Will you be wearing green to the event? 

For additional information, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.call Larry Brandt at 360.200.4580

The Natural World puts on a show - Celebrating what's right with the World!

Blue Grouse - Image by Alan Bauer

On November 15, Willapa Hills Audubon will host a program by well-known Washington photographer, naturalist and historian Alan Bauer. Alan is a professional photographer and a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest. Having grown up on a large family farm in Oregon's Willamette Valley he is now calling Washington State his home for the past 29 years.

The title of his program is "The Natural World Puts on a Show--Celebrating What's Right With the World!"

Alan Bauer's presentation starts at 7:00 pm in the Lower Columbia College Science Lecture Hall in Longview, WA. Admission is free and coffee and tea will be provided. For last-minute directions/changes due to weather etc check back here.

Celebrate what’s right with the world! Sometimes we just have to slow down or look more closely, but there is always something fascinating to appreciate right around us. Come spend an evening with professional photographer Alan L. Bauer as he shares an image intensive presentation sharing many of his personal celebrations. From hiking to birding to just standing still looking at what’s nearby, everywhere is something worth celebrating and making each day a better experience!

His work has been published in Backpacker, Odyssey, Northwest Runner, CityDog, Northwest Outdoors, Northwest Magazine, Oregon Coast, and Northwest Travel magazines to name a few.  Alan is perhaps best known in the region for his photography and co-author work with publisher The Mountaineers Books as part of the new "Day Hiking" guidebook series.  Waste Management, Columbia Basin Credit Union, University Volkswagen/Audi (Seattle) Seattle Children's Hospital, Bicycle Adventures, the City of Duvall (WA), and the Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge represent some of the recent corporate sales of Alan's images.

 

 

WHAS Annual Picnic on August 14

The annual WHAS picnic will once again be held at Larry Brandt's home overlooking the Columbia River, in Cathlamet. Time will be 3-6pm, potluck, horseshoes, etc. Larry has an indoor pool and invites people to use it that day. 

UPDATE:

Come and relax and chat with other members and WHAS friends or you can bird watch, play horse shoes or crochet, or swim in the Brandt's indoor pool.  Everyone is welcome!

Attendees are asked to bring one food item (salad, entree or dessert) to feed 4-6 people.  Snacks and drinks are also welcome.  Attendees will also need to bring personal eating items:  plates, cups, napkins, forks, knives, spoons.  WHAS will provide drinking water, iced sun tea, ice, coolers, tables, chairs, etc.

To get to the Brandt home:

Read more: WHAS Annual Picnic on August 14

Extreme Evolution - Mimicry and Crypsis

(confounding situations for both predator and prey!)


A talk by Dr. Louis LaPierre, Lower Columbia College Biology Instructor and Entomologist

Saturday, April 16, 7:00 pm at LCC Room HSB 101 (the cylindrical lecture hall)
Doors open at 6:00 pm

Annual WHAS Dinner and Meeting on March 26, 2016

Come join us for food, fun, and fellowship, and a timely and stimulating program. The annual membership dinner meeting and program for members, family, and friends will be held on Saturday, March 26th with dinner at 5:30 at the Women’s Club Building on Lake Sacagawea in Longview. The address is 835 21st Avenue, Longview, WA 98632. Doors open at 5:15.
This year will be a potluck. WHAS will supply coffee, tea and water.
Please bring a potluck dish to share that would feed 8 to 10: salad, dessert, casserole, bread, appetizer, or your own specialty. Let’s make it a green event and bring your own tableware too.  
If you have questions, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.at 360-849-4324 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.at 360-636-3793. 

At 7:00 keynote speaker Kevin Smeltzlen will present his program on the unique life history of the Marbled Murrelet and efforts to restore the birds in SW
Washington.  

The life histories of a number of Lower Columbia River birds

Andrew Emlen will speak about bird species having special stories connected with the Columbia River. The program is co-sponsored by Willapa Hills Audubon Society and Friends of Skamokawa, is free and will be at 1 p.m. Feb. 27 at the River Life Interpretive Center (Redmen Hall) in Skamokawa.

Since starting the Wahkiakum Christmas Bird Count circle in 1998 sponsored by WHAS, Emlen has been the organizer and compiler for the count. He has conducted shorebird census for US Fish and Wildlife, helping to establish the Lower Columbia as a national Important Bird Area, and leads field trips for WHAS, Washington Ornithological Society, and the American Birding Association. He is currently co-owner and guide for Columbia River Kayaking.

Following Emlen’s program, Keith Hoofnagle, retired chief artist for the National Park Service, will read from his book “The Story of Linda Lookout.” The history of fire lookouts, originally published in 1965, was recently re-published. 

Annual Lake Sacajawea Walk & Social

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Practice waterfowl identification with the abundance of ducks, grebes & herons hanging out at the lake.  After walking a portion of the lake, we will congregate for backyard birds, socializing, hot drinks and snacks at the Greens.  Join old friends and meet new ones at this fun event. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (360-575-7238) for more info and to sign up. 

Vaux's Swift Migration Viewing CANCELED

Hello all you bird enthusiasts. 

Thursday night, we had only 4 Vaux's Swifts counted in Rainier so we expect there will be no swifts by Saturday night for the WHAS field trip.  
Once again, the swifts have moved through earlier than their historical journey.  We apologize for this need to cancel the viewing as we had certainly thought they would be here.  We have been viewing them all week until last night's low number.
 
Maybe next year?

Annual Picnic for members and friends on July 26

WHEN: Sunday, July 26, 1:00 PM

WHERE: The Brandt Family Home, - Cathlamet, WA 98612

Please join us for the annual summer picnic for a fun, fun, fun time. This casual get together is a great opportunity to be outdoors and chat with our Board, other members, meet their families, join old friends and make new ones over a potluck lunch. It is always a really wonderful time.

This year we will gather at Board member Larry Brandt’s lovely home on a beautiful property overlooking the Columbia River in Cathlamet. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the address and directions. The gardens attract many species of birds for relaxed observation or there will be horseshoes for more lively activity.

Each person or family should bring a dish (entree’, salad, dessert, appetizer or. . . your choice) to serve 6 to 8 and your own plates, utensils and any additional beverages. WHAS will provide napkins, cups, ice, and water. Bring a lawn chair if you can.

We will chat, eat, play, and enjoy the beautiful setting.

Jul
29

Sat 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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