Quick StatsOfficial Name: Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis
Chief Executive: Jim Egge
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: http://audubonchapterofminneapolis.org
Phone: (612) 827-7629
Areas of Focus: Conservation, Ecology
Organisation Type: Non-profit corporation
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Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis
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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Linda Wires, Author and Conservation Biologist – Tuesday, October 4th at 7:00 pm at the Brookdale Library. 6125 Shingle Creek Pkwy, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430. Linda will talk about the much maligned double crested cormorant. As a conservation biologist Linda Wires focuses on monitoring and conservation issues associated with fish-eating colonial water birds, and more broadly with wildlife species that come into conflict with humans.
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“The Language of Birds” – Jonathan Poppele Sep. 8, at 7:00 p.m. at Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Boulevard, Minnetonka, MN; Free and open to the public; advance registration is required at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-language-of-birds-tickets-26166167712. Presented by educator, author and naturalist Jonathan Poppele. He is Minnesota coordinator for the Bird Language Leaders program with the National Audubon Society, and founder of the Minnesota Wildlife...
Magers & Quinn Booksellers Holly J. Hughes reads from Passings: Poems Sunday September 4, 5:00pm at Magers & Quinn Booksellers Minneapolis, MN – Holly J. Hughes reads from Passings: Poems, on Sunday, September 4, at 5:00pm at Magers & Quinn Booksellers (3038 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis 55408, 612-822-4611, www.magersandquinn.com). Passings is inspired by extinct bird species and addresses the importance of species conservation.
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