Vancouver, Washington (Clark County)

 

Vancouver is located near the Oregon-Washington border on the Columbia River and north of Portland, OR.

Mission Statement:

Vancouver Audubon believes in the wisdom

of nature’s design and promotes this through education, involvement, stewardship, enjoyment

and advocacy.

VAS site maintained by:      Sherry Hagen:   littlebirder@comcast.net

 

Newsletter articles, please send to: vas@pacifier.com

VAS Website is hosted  by Infinity Internet:   www.iinet.com   Vancouver, WA

Text Box: December Meeting: Tuesday, Dec. 6th, 2016

General Meeting & Program
 Time: 7:00 PM      
“Triple Crown of Hiking”
     	1. Pacific Crest Trail
     	2. Appalachian Trail 
    	3. Continental Divide Trail 

                                                       ALL in ONE YEAR. 

Speaker:  Jeff Garmire

This fete is rare.  Jeff just returned home to Vancouver from this accomplishment. This is not his first major hike, as he hiked the PCT in 2011. Jeff will describe his journey and give highlights.  Just imagine the scenery he must have witnessed.  What critters did he see or encounter?   How did he resupply? What was the trail culture like as he met other hikers?  Imagine the physical challenge to his body.  Did the triple  trek fulfill what he imagined?  Appreciate the fortitude and  drive it took to hike, 20, 30, or 40 miles a day.  He visited 22 states and trekked 7,636  miles in 252 days.   
                       This was so much more than "A  Walk in the Woods."

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VAS Budget will be voted on at the 
General Meeting on December 6th
by the voting membership.
Click here to view the Proposed 2017 Budget

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Sauvie Island-Ridgefield Christmas Bird Count

December 18, 2016 (Sunday)

                   Compiler:    Susan Setterberg   360-980-0884
	          
Susan Setterberg will be arranging the Ridgefield side of the Sauvie Island/Ridgefield Circle this year.  

Please email her at smsetterberg@yahoo.com (preferable) if you want to participate in the count.  You can also leave a message at 360 980 0884.  She will confirm all assigned areas after Dec 5th.     

Why a Christmas Bird Count?  

From National Audubon: The data collected by observers over the past century allow researchers, conservation biologists, wildlife agencies and other interested individuals to study the long-term health and status of bird populations across North America. When combined with other surveys, such as the Breeding Bird Survey, it provides a picture of how the continent's bird populations have changed in time and space over the past hundred years. The long-term perspective is vital for conservationists. It informs strategies to protect birds and their habitat, and helps identify environmental issues with implications for people as well. 

Whether it is walking a big territory or watching your feeder from an easy chair through your window, it all counts when you are in the circle.   The Ridgefield (semi)circle runs from Vancouver Lake area up to the mouth of the Lewis River, mostly to the west of I-5 to the Columbia River.  See map.  
Count results will also be turned into Susan as she is the compiler for the entire circle this year.  If you have never done a Christmas count and would like to try, contact Susan.  We can always find a team that needs another set of eyes and ears or a good field to count on your own if you want to give it a try.  

Compiler & arrangements: Susan Setterberg 
Contact info: smsetterberg@yahoo.com (preferable) if you want to participate in the count.  

You can also leave a message at 360 980 0884.  She will confirm all assigned areas after Dec 5th. 

                         
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Change to Newsletter Renewal Date
& Membership Dues
Renewal Date is September 1st
In August 2015, during the update of the chapter bylaws, our Board of directors changed how membership is defined at Vancouver Audubon society (VAS).
Please check out the updated VAS Constitution & Bylaws through the button on the left for a more thorough explanation.

This means that now when you send in your newsletter renewal in the fall you will also be considered a member of VAS. How great is that?! 
In addition, we changed the renewal date from November 1st to September 1st. Membership dues are $10 and members will continue to receive the Columbia Flyway newsletter and will be entitled to one vote for elections and other voted activities. 

Any questions? Please contact 
George Mayfield at (360) 687-0360 email: gomayf@comcast.net 
or 
Eric Bjorkman at (360) 695-3116 email: bjorkmante@iinet.com

      Established December 1975

Vancouver Audubon Meets at the:

Clark County Genealogical Society

717 Grand Boulevard (Grand & Evergreen)  Vancouver, Washington

(just south of Mill Plain on NE corner)