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Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis

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Official Name: Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis
Chief Executive: Jim Egge
Members: ~2,500
Mission: To conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats, for the benefit of humanity and the Earth's biological diversity.
Language Spoken: English
# Countries Active: USA
Official Website:
Phone: (612) 827-7629
Areas of Focus: Conservation, Ecology
Organisation Type: Non-profit corporation

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Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis

Country: United States

About Us

In 1939 the Minneapolis Public Library organized seven science clubs for citizens interested in various aspects of the natural environment.  One of these, the Minneapolis Bird Club, met monthly and went on birdwatching field trips.  In 1949, the Minneapolis Bird Club became a branch of the National Audubon Society, and in 1975 the name was changed to the Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis.

The Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis currently has about 2,500 members.  Of these, about 200 participate in a variety of activities, from field trips to attending program meetings to helping with conservation efforts.  The remainder help with the important job of supporting Audubon in its conservation and education efforts nationally, statewide, and locally.

Our Conservation Committee is currently involved in helping in removal of invasive species, such as buckthorn and garlic mustard, that crowd out native plants and are less conducive to survival of both migratory and locally nesting birds.

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Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis

ACM February 3 Program: Author Jan Dunlap “Birds of a Feather”

Photo courtesy of Jan Dunlap Program meetings are held at 7:00 PM at Beth El Synagogue, 5224 W. 26th Street, St. Louis Park 55416. The next program is Tuesday, February 3. All programs are free and open to everyone. February’s speaker: Local author Jan Dunlap. Her program, “Birds of a Feather,” is an entertaining presentation about how birders and writers share much in common, along with the REAL stories behind the stories in her Birder Murder mystery series. Jan is the...

Christmas Bird Count!

Please join us for the 115th annual National Audubon Christmas Bird Count, beginning birders are welcome. We form teams to count in a specific area – each team is led by an experienced birder. You will enjoy a good time, while being a part of this local and nationally important census of birds. DATE: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20 TIME: 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM LOCATION: SPRINGBROOK NATURE CENTER 100 85TH AVENUE NW. in FRIDLEY (From I694: north on East River Rd., east on 85th or north on University,...

Rare plants of the Anoka Sand Plain, MN

Principal Ecologist and President of Critical Connections Ecological Services, Jason J. Husveth will be presenting at the Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis December meeting. Jason will be talking about natural communities and native landscapes for a diverse array of organisms, including some of our feathered friends. It should be a great talk so we hope you can join us Tuesday, December 2nd at 7:00PM. We will be meeting at Beth El Synagogue, 5224 W. 26th St., St. Louis Park, 55416. All of our...

Minneapolis Audubon Society: February 13, 2015 “Scenes from a Bloomington Marsh”

The Minneapolis Audubon Society offers monthly program meetings except during the months of June, July and August. Programs are held the second Friday of the month at 1 p.m. at Bryant Square Park, 3101 Bryant Av S, Minneapolis (on the SE corner of Bryant Av S & W 31st St). The programs are free and open to the public and refreshments are served. The #4 bus stops right by the building and runs every 15 minutes. For more information, call Sylvia Winkelman at 763.533.8381 Friday, February...

Action to prevent the installation of bird killing glass

Citizens for Bird Safe Stadium Glass The time has come to put pressure on National Audubon to take action to prevent the installation of bird killing glass. Below and included here (President Yarnold Glass_EM) is a draft letter to David Yarnold, President of National Audubon Society, to take bold action, including possible legal action, to prevent the installation of the bird killing glass.  Feel free to add your own comments.  We urge you to co-sign this letter and send...

Submitted by Org Admin 5 on Feb 29, 2012