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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

Enbridge Oil Pipeline

July 26 –  7:30 pm at Breckenridge Chapter House – 8816 West River Road in Brooklyn Park, Lee Lewis, Enbridge Oil Pipeline Lee Lewis is a volunteer with the St. Croix River Association where he chairs their pipeline safety task force.  He has been a lobbyist for Minnesota Audubon and Minnesota Center for Environmental Action at the Minnesota Legislature. Oil pipelines in Minnesota have been in the news recently.  Most of them are owned by Canada’s largest...

Lake Pepin Clean Up Plan

June 28 –  7:30 pm at Breckenridge Chapter House – 8816 West River Road in Brooklyn Park, Tim Schlagenhaft, Lake Pepin Clean Up Plan Tim Schlagenhaft is the Upper Mississippi River Program Manager for Audubon, Minnesota based out of Red Wing. Tim has worked on habitat restoration and protection on the Mississippi River for nearly 25 years.   He spent most of his career with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources based out of Lake City, where he...

Bird Hikes – Spring 2016

Come join in our chapter bird hikes set for this spring. All hikes will begin at 8 AM and will last about  90 minutes. It is a good idea to bring Binoculars and to wear boots, as the trails could be muddy. We would like to limit each hike to 15 people, so please pre-register by calling Siah St. Clair at 763-234-6146 or email:   Saturday, April 30, 2016 – 8:00 AM –Springbrook Nature Center: 100 85th Ave NW , Fridley. Wetland edges, open...

Saturday Morning Walks at Roberts Bird Sanctuary

The Friends of Roberts will again lead birding walks at Roberts Bird Sanctuary on the north side of Lake Harriet in Minneapolis during Spring migration 2016. Walks will start at 8:00 at the visitor’s shelter on the east end of the sanctuary, every Saturday from April 23rd through May 28th. The dates are may change so be certain to check the Friends of Roberts Facebook page for updates. All ages and levels of experience are welcome! We will plan the walks so people can easily leave at...

Francisco José Muñoz – “Field Guide to the Birds of Nicaragua”

Tuesday, May 3, 2016,  7:00 pm at Beth El Synagogue Francisco Muñoz is one of three authors of the new, enthusiastically received field guide to the birds of Nicaragua. Released mid-2015, the guide is designed to be used in the field, is equally bi-lingual in Spanish and English, and has excellent color plates for the over-650 species of birds known to occur in Nicaragua.  The text provides helpful guidance to field marks, migratory or residential status and frequency, and...

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