Our meeting location is the City of Huntsville Service Center located at 448 Highway 75 North. The Service Center is on the east side of Highway 75 across from the Walker County Storm Shelter and Hearts Museum. There is plenty of parking in front of the Service Center and we will meet in the large conference room on the second floor. The second floor conference room can be accessed by an external or internal staircase, and an elevated platform lift for anyone needing assistance.
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The National Audubon Society is revising the Chapter Policy, which governs the relationship between chapters and the NAS. Chapter Revision 2014 is intended to reflect recent changes in their strategic plan and I think it is a positive change. The revision removes outdated materials, reflects current goals and streamlines policy details. I will have copies of the old and new policy and a copy of the 2012 Strategic Plan for member's review at the meeting. Links to both will be on our website.
Memorial Conservation Fund: Remember, donations can be made to our memorial conservation fund in memory or in honor of anyone. If you are inclined to make a donation, please contact Carol Reed, our treasurer, at 936.295.3958. We have funds for completion of Phase 1 of the Jack Prouty Memorial Bird Blind being built at Huntsville State Park, but more funds will be needed for completion of Phase 2 of the project. Please keep us in mind when making your contributions.
Audubon Foundation of Texas
The Texas Audubon Chapter Assembly is just around the corner and we couldn't be more excited. This will be the first Assembly in Texas in many years and we can't wait to bring together Texas' 20 Audubon Chapters, supporters, and fellow conservationists for discussion and sharing about the issues we face in conservation today. While a lot of meaningful conversation will take place March 1 & 2, the weekend won't be without fun, nature, and, of course, birding. Today we bring you some details on the two birding field trips being offered by our co-hosts, Bastrop County Audubon Society and Travis Audubon Society.
If you're not yet registered for the Assembly, it's not too late. At only $45 for registration, which includes all meals during the program and three optional field trips, it couldn't be easier to attend the first iteration of this great event.