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The Wintu Audubon Society, founded in 1975, is a chapter of the National Audubon Society serving Redding and the Shasta County area. The mission of the Wintu Audubon Society is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity. We promote enjoyment of the natural environment through education and interactive programs.
Wintu Audubon Membership Changes!
We are changing local membership fees from dues to donations. This will give members greater flexibility in supporting the chapter, and simplify our book-keeping.
What to do: We invite all members to make a local donation now, as we begin our program year. Suggested donation is $20-$30. Donations are tax deductible, and can be made at:
- Wintuaudubon.org – click on the PayPal button to pay with PayPal or a credit card OR
- Send check to Wintu Audubon Society, PO Box 994533, Redding, CA 96099-4533
Background: Your membership in the National Audubon Society includes membership in our local Wintu Audubon Society, and will continue to. However, membership in the national organization does not increase local funding. To support the local chapter many members have chosen to pay yearly dues as direct contributions to the chapter. These local dues have been payable each year, one year from the prior contribution.
New System: Members wishing to support the local chapter will no longer be billed throughout the year. Instead, as we begin our program year each August/September, we will invite members to make a donation. Any donation goes completely to the local chapter and qualifies the donor as a local member. (Note: while we appreciate all donations, current local members will be considered “paid up” through August 2022.)
Wintu Audubon wants you!
Volunteer opportunities/chapter needs:
- Leading field trips – one or two trips a year
- Education – outreach to youth and adults
- Website – website contributions and maintenance
- Conservation – monitoring areas of interest for possible chapter action
- Board Membership – help guide the direction of the chapter
If you like birds and people, and can offer at least 20 hrs/year in their support, please consider joining your Wintu Audubon Board.
The chapter is currently seeking its next generation of leaders. Our areas of action are in Education, Conservation, and in the stuff of our operation–scheduling Field Trips and monthly Programs, managing memberships, social media, communication, and digital presence, and tracking and spending money.
Right now we are seeking Directors-at-Large.
Directors-at-Large are voting members of the Board, but they are unassigned to any particular committee. This position allows new Board members to shop around and explore what areas they may want to specialize in. The position also allows old Board members to continue to share their expertise and to fill in where needed.
Directors-at-Large should attend the Board’s ten meetings/yr, and may take on additional duties as needs and interests develop. Meetings are currently held via Zoom.
Contact Dan Greaney, 530-276-9693 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information; or contact Nominating Committee Chair Marti Weidert directly at 530-474-4300 or email@example.com.
Check out the new “BirdWords” post from Dan Greaney on our blog page!
Right now, in the United States, birds lack long-standing protections they had held for decades.
Earlier this year, a federal rule dramatically weakened the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), our nation’s most important bird protection law. The weakened law no longer holds companies liable for preventable bird deaths from industrial hazards, giving them a free pass to kill birds.
The Migratory Bird Protection Act would restore and strengthen the MBTA.
NOTE: Your letter will be sent directly to your U.S. Representative when you click “Send Message.”
Like the resource it seeks to protect, wildlife conservation must be dynamic, changing as conditions change, seeking always to become more effective.