Amos Butler Audubon
May 2013 Newsletter
Featured in this edition:
- Unexpected surprise in Columbia
- Birdathon 2013
- A special gift from Whole Foods Market
- Bird Walks Galore
- Shade grown coffee from the Cerulean Warbler Reserve
- Monthly Program Details: Butterflies
Get Involved - Volunteer!
Fort Harrison State Park, Saturday, June 1 -Enjoy some time on the water while assisting in a great cause. This event will include an on-the-water cleanup of Fall Creek from canoes and kayaks and a land based cleanup in the woods along the creek. Afterwords, we will provide a free cook-out picnic lunch for all the volunteers.
We will have 10-15 canoes available for volunteers. Some people may be assigned to land duties. People in canoes may need to maneuver around logs. A survey of the creek reveals light trash and debris but there are tires that need to be removed. Our goal is to cleanup the stretch of Fall Creek that runs through the state park. If we have enough volunteers, we can also do cleanup upstream.
People on land will be picking up trash and debris along the creek, Delaware Lake, and possibly other locations. We will attempt to remove fishing line tangled in trees as this poses a risk to wildlife.
Fall Creek Cleanup is sponsored by Amos Butler Audubon and Friends of Fort Harrison State Park. Knit work gloves, tools, water, snacks, sunscreen, and bug spray will be provided.Meet at 9:00am at Delaware Lake parking lot within the park. If you do not have a state park pass, let the gate attendant know you are there for the Fall Creek Cleanup Workday so you do not need to pay admission. Once assembled, people to be in canoes will be portered to the canoe lanuch site in DNR vans. Canoe take-out will be within the park itself.
It is expected that the workday portion of the event will end somewhere between noon and 12:30pm. It will be immediately followed by the picnic.Other Volunteer Activities
While Amos Butler Audubon remains committed to promoting the enjoyment and stewardship of the birds of Central Indiana, we decided it was time for some updating. Hence a new logo, with an image of a Peregrine Falcon. During the next few months, we will unveil other changes as we celebrate our 75th anniversary and position ourselves to to remain a strong, vibrant organization well into the future.
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