Today’s Events

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MRVAC Programs

May 21: Birds in Love by Steve Weston, MRVAC Vice President

June 4: Potluck Supper and Birding at Hyland Park Everyone Welcome!

  • ~ May 30, 2015. 8:30 am. Field Trip: Louisville Swamp MN Valley NWR
  • ~ May 30, 2015. 9:00 am. Family Outing: Burnsville Native Plant Market
  • ~ June 1, 2015. 7:00 am. Field Trip: Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve
  • ~ June 4, 2015. 5:00 pm. MRVAC Program: MRVAC Potluck & Birding
  • ~ June 6, 2015. 8:30 am. Field Trip: Rapids Lake Unit – MVNWR Ed. Center
  • ~ June 7, 2015. 7:00 am. Field Trip: Dakota County Prairie Birds
  • ~ June 13, 2015. 8:00 am. Field Trip: Bird Watching Trek at Refuge: Black Dog Unit *
  • ~ June 14, 2015. 7:00 am. Field Trip: Cannon River Bottoms
  • ~ June 15, 2015. 8:00 am. Field Trip: Bird Watching Trek at Refuge: Louisville Swamp Unit
  • ~ June 16, 2015. All Day Event. Family Outing: Young Birder Summer Day Camp, June 16-19

About MRVAC

The Minnesota River Valley Audubon Chapter (MRVAC) of the National Audubon Society was first organized on March 2, 1967.  Currently MRVAC has about 1,000 members.  Our membership area spans the Minnesota River valley from Bloomington to Henderson, just to the south and west of Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Our mission is to provide leadership in promoting environmental awareness, education and advocacy action, especially relating to the wildlife and habitats of the Minnesota River Valley.

MRVAC promotes the understanding, enjoyment, and protection of native birds, other wildlife and their habitats.  We offer approximately 65 field trips per year led by expert birders to a variety of locations in the Minnesota River Valley and throughout Minnesota.

One of our main objectives is to teach children about the importance of getting outdoors, experiencing nature, and caring for wildlife and the environment.  To achieve these goals, we provide birding curriculum materials to schools, provide funding to enable busing to the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, and conduct and organize river cleanups in the community.  We also provide funding to the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center to hire interns.

Chapter meetings are held the fourth Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. (from September through May) at the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 3815 American Boulevard East in Bloomington.  Meetings are free and open to the public and feature a speaker presenting on a topic involving birding, nature, or conservation.