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.
Commentary by Gloria G. MacKenzie for The Daily News, published Sunday, March 29, 2009
Almost exactly two years ago, The Daily News ran my first commentary (“Let’s not guess with LNG”). I asked if we citizens had a say in the “need” for liquefied natural gas. Without hesitation, the public and its representatives definitely have the right and responsibility to add our 2 cents. (Should that figure be raised in light of every thing else?) This prompts me to correct misconceptions in the editorial of March 17. I will try to simplify some of these complex issues.
National Audubon recently-released Birds and Climate report clearly shows that climate change is affecting birds – and our world – now.
For the past 40 years, as our climate has warmed, birds have shifted their winter ranges further and further north. This ecological disruption is yet another wake up call that we must act quickly to solve the climate crisis. The birds' northward movement is another signal that climate change is here and action is needed now.
Willapa Hills Audubon has set up an email list to facilitate occasional communications with members. The purpose of this list is to announce or send reminders about programs, field trips and mission-related actions that may interest members. It is also used to help communicate last minute schedule changes for programs or activities due to weather closures or other issues.
This email list is designed to convey information only, and will not permit discussion, as the goal will be to keep communications brief and occasional.
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.