As we all make plans to manage our coronavirus risk, Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society’s utmost concern is for the health and safety of our members and volunteers, their families, and the communities that we all serve.
Dear Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society Chapter Members, Volunteers, and Community,
As we all make plans to manage our coronavirus risk, Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society’s utmost concern is for the health and safety of our members and volunteers, their families, and the communities that we all serve. We are taking steps to both maintain a healthy environment for our leadership and to be good community members who can help keep the virus from spreading. With government response slow, we must each act to reduce the risk for everyone.
We recommend temporary travel restrictions for Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society volunteers in our region. These temporary restrictions will affect some of the work we’re doing in the chapter, and may include planned gatherings this spring.
We recommend following the Centers for Disease Control’s Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations for hand washing, social activity, and general cleanliness practices here.
Practical recommendations from Patty Kellner, President, Kirtland Bird Club:
We’ve also reposted National Audubon Society recommendations below. This may be useful guidance to you as you consider your own operations, and it will also help you understand the limitations that you may experience in working with fellow Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society volunteers over the next month:
Most National Audubon Staff Travel Suspended:
To help our communities avoid further transmission of the COVID-19 virus, Audubon is discouraging interstate travel for non-essential business purposes.
Essential travel includes travel where the work requires in-person participation or is a critical revenue-generating or external stakeholder engagement event.
Ask yourself the following questions to determine if travel is essential or advisable:
A Special Message From Audubon's President and CEO Regarding COVID-19. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, David Yarnold shares thoughts of empathy, compassion, and community. Read the Article
If you have questions, please contact a Board member or volunteer coordinator Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., ET. Please call any of the following chapter contacts listed below to speak directly with an activity coordinator, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
For Bird Walks and Field Trips:
Penny O’Connor (216) 676-4859
Michelle Brosius (440) 313-8377
Kaoru Tsubone (216) 262-0640
For the April Speaker Meeting and Spring Bird Walks:
Nancy Howell (440)655-5926
In addition, we will be sending email newsletter updates ( Subscribe Here) and posting updates on social media at Facebook and Twitter.
Board Members and Coordinators
Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society
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Publishing news, announcements and reports.
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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