What we do

MRVAC promotes environmental awareness, education and advocacy action, especially relating to the wildlife and habitats of the Minnesota River Valley.

Support MRVAC and our mission

By donating to the Minnesota River Valley Audubon Chapter, you help provide essential funding for our educational and restoration projects.

MRVAC Programs

When: Please join us from 7:00-7:30 pm to socialize over cookies. A brief business meeting and the featured speaker begin at 7:30 pm. The meeting will conclude before 9:00 pm.

Where: Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center: 3815 American Blvd E, Bloomington.

MRVAC News

Minnesota Water Action Day

By Tracy Albinson | 0

Water Action Day is happening on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 and it will be a great opportunity for Audubon members to come to the Capitol for the day and participate in advocacy meetings, as well as a rally with the larger community interested in water issues.

To Register (event is free): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/minnesota-water-action-day-registration-31483505011

Salt Lake Birding Weekend: April 29

By Tracy Albinson | 0

Sponsored by MOU and MRVAC  If you’re dreaming about spring and wanting to find migrating shorebirds and waterfowl, why not join the 42nd annual Salt Lake Birding Weekend? On Saturday April 29, 2017, volunteers will guide birders around Salt Lake, Big Stone Refuge, the lakes, wetlands and native prairies in Lac Qui Parle, Yellow Medicine … Read more

February 23: The Elegance of our Tallest Birds: Cranes, Herons & Egrets

By Steve Weston | 0

For 30 years Stan Tekiela has been traveling to study and photograph the annual migration of Sandhill Cranes in Nebraska. In this engaging presentation, which also includes Whooping Cranes, herons and egrets, Stan will show you his award winning images of these magnificent birds and talk about their epic migratory journey. He will also speak … Read more

What Hath We Wrought?

By Tracy Albinson | 0

By Don Arnosti, Isaak Walton League  Of all the people in these United States, we Minnesotans should have some understanding of what just happened politically at the national level. Those of us older than 35 remember the 1998 election for Minnesota Governor, which brought us Jesse Ventura. He, too, ran “against the system” as a … Read more

Support Lead-Free Public Lands and Waters

By Tracy Albinson | 0

Ashley J. Peters, Audubon Minnesota  Audubon has a long history of working to remove toxins from our environment and toxic lead shot is no different. Every year, eagles, swans, ducks, and other birds get sick and die when they ingest lead shot that remains in wetlands, waterways, and injured or leftover game after a hunt. … Read more

Audubon Minnesota in Action at the Legislature

By Tracy Albinson | 0

By Molly Pederson, Executive Director, Audubon MN & Kimberly Scott, Legislative Liaison  Minnesota is a better place for birds and people because of your commitment to fighting for clean water, reducing carbon pollution, and making homes and communities more bird-friendly. Regardless of political affiliation, we must continue to work together as conservationists to address issues that … Read more

Frontenac – Minnesota’s Best Birding

By Tracy Albinson | 0

By Bob Janssen, MRVAC President Elect  It was May 11, 1947, a Saturday morning, and I was on my way to look at birds at Frontenac, the warbler capital of Minnesota. I was 14 years old and I couldn’t drive so my dad said he would take me and a friend on my first birding … Read more

January 26: Fledgling Northern Saw-whet Owl Migration

By Steve Weston | 0

Carpenter Nature Center is a well-known birding hot spot with a yard list of more than 200 species but with no reliable Saw-whet Owl sightings. In 2014 Carpenter Nature Center joined “Project Owl-net”, an international effort by licensed bird banders, to monitor seasonal Saw-whet Owl movements. During the very first evening of monitoring the team … Read more

Annual MRVAC Auction – Great Success

By Greg Burnes | 0

Over 45 people attended the annual MRVAC auction last night.  They enjoyed a lot of back-and-forth bidding for a number of great items.  A few highlights were bids made on custom dinners two of our members will be preparing for parties of 4, many wonderful food items, wine, optics, books, and much more.  All of the … Read more