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Noel J. Cutright Bird Club | Saving the Stewardship Fund – and the Birds It Protects
March 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
March marks our 33rd anniversary celebration, and the 5th is also Mardi Gras, so we’ll have special refreshments and two special speakers.
The Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program has been a vital tool to preserve habitat in Wisconsin for decades. Many of our favorite birding haunts are created using funds from the program. But how does that happen? Where does the money come from? Who decides what lands are preserved? Join us as we welcome Michael John Jaeger, past president of the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology and the new editor of its quarterly journal, The Passenger Pigeon, to explain why the program is in jeopardy, why it’s so important to our birds, and how you can join Team Knowles Nelson to help.
The future of the Fund beyond June 2020 (the date it is currently set to expire) will be explored. Learn how birders, as beneficiaries of this exceptional program, can participate in the upcoming state budget process to help extend the Stewardship Program past its current expiration date.
PLUS: A Preview of the Riveredge BioBlitz
The Milwaukee Public Museum will hold its 2019 BioBlitz at Riveredge from 3:00pm June 14 – 3:00pm June 15. Julia Colby, MPM’s vertebrate & invertebrate collections manager, will give us a short preview and hopes to recruit volunteer participants.
Bird Club is free to all.