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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Visit the Western Cuyahoga Audubon Virtual Conference Center for a listing of programs. Download the Free Desktop & Mobile Apps-Version 2
ABOUT VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS with Michelle Brosius, Director-at-Large and Field Trip Co-Coordinator, WCAS.
WATCH Introduction to, 'Urban Ag for People, Birds, and Wildlife'
WATCH Overview of 'WCAS Birding Challenges Fall 2020'
The WCAS Fall Warbler Challenge extends through October 31, 2020 and offered along with it is a schedule of interactive programs and digital resources to help you stay sharp on bird identity, informed on Northeast Ohio birding hotspot locations, engaged with LIVE bird banding broadcast, bird photography and much more! The WCAS Fall Warbler Challenge is a fundraising event to support chapter conservation education programs for the public. Check the Fall Warbler Challenge 2020 Schedule
The Dead Tree Birding Challenge is over but we hope you'll join us for the Wrap Up with Nancy Howell on Sat Sept 26, 2020 from 7:00-8:00pm at the WCAS Virtual Conference Center.
Speaker Series Tue Oct 6:
“Bird and Moon: Comics With a Naturalist’s Knowledge”,
Rosemary Mosco, Naturalist and Artist. REGISTER
WATCH WCAS Member Meeting and "Hybridization of Cerulean and Parula Warblers", Sept 1, 2020.
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