The COVID-19 crisis is a difficult and challenging time for all of us. It has shown us that our urban birding initiative is positioned to effectively reframe investment in green, healthy communities. Help us accomplish this important mission to connect, educate, and conserve neighborhoods by becoming a sponsor today.
Dear Valued WCAS Sponsors and Contributors:
Thank you for sponsoring and contributing to David Lindo Week 2019. During that wonderful week of events, presentations, and discussions, and with the help of our internationally known guest David Lindo, the Urban Birder, we launched a new Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society (WCAS) initiative called Urban Birding Cleveland (UBC).
In December, The City of Tremont signed on as our first model neighborhood project that includes trail design and community outreach presentations and events. In January, WCAS began presenting to Tremont block groups about UBC and asked people for their ideas and suggestions on how to proceed.
In March the COVID-19 lockdown brought things to a halt. We were in the process of writing this letter to you about what had been accomplished, what was planned, and to ask for your support of a June 2020 David Lindo visit. At that time we planned to open the Tremont Urban Birding Trail and to raise funds for community education and outreach to conserve our natural urban areas.
We need to shift gears. It is imperative to continue to promote Urban Birding Cleveland during these challenging times. WCAS is in the process of creating a fun and interesting summer and fall schedule of online activities for birders and people committed to wildlife protection and conservation through the lens of urban birding.
COVID-19 has shown us that not all communities have equal access to open, green spaces, clean air and water, freedom from chemical pollution, and local access to fresh food. We know that environmental justice is essential to community health and well-being. With your support we can make a difference at a local level with a global impact.
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The COVID-19 crisis is a difficult and challenging time for all of us. It has shown us that our urban birding initiative is positioned to effectively reframe investment in green, healthy communities. Help us accomplish this important mission to connect, educate, and conserve neighborhoods.
Attached is a list of Sponsor Opportunities. Choose a Donation Level at the WCAS Sponsor Form. We will follow up with you. Or, if you'd prefer, make a donation here. Thank you again for your belief in Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society and Urban Birding Cleveland.
Fundraising Chair, WCAS
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