Teams of civic conservationists met regularly pre-COVID-19 and now virtually to develop projects, build relationships, explore partnerships, and bring new ideas to life to energize appreciation for nature and support the growth of green infrastructure in urban areas.
Urban Birding Cleveland Volunteer Updates By Gloria Ferris, WCAS Board Member.
Urban Birding Cleveland Routes - a team shared the plan to map an urban birding route through Tremont. They visited five of the nine block clubs before the Covid-19 "stay at home" guidelines came into effect. Block club members were enthusiastic, with practical suggestions and insightful questions. Once the all "all clear" is sounded, WCAS will visit the remaining four. Meanwhile, an article about Urban Birding Cleveland appeared in the local newspaper, "Inside Tremont".
UBC Community Outreach - a small core of volunteers are meeting virtually to continue their work compiling information and knowledge from Cornell, Ohio Department of Wildlife, and other sources adding to the options for preparing a curriculum to be shared with libraries, schools and Boys and Girls Club. These resources are intergenerational and will be shared with young and old.
The Grant Committee - meets weekly using free conference calls to continue fine tuning grant applications and identify other resources. As of now, we have two applications waiting for new submissions dates and another that is very close to completion. During the health crisis of COVID-19, foundation and grant funds will be focused on ways to lessen the impact of the virus on our communities. Sometime, we hope sooner than later, proposals like ours which will use the guidelines-social distancing and small groups, etc. will be necessary to enable people to be together. We will be ready.
If you'd like to get involved, contact Gloria Ferris Email Everyone's welcome!
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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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