By Bob Williams

MRVAC Board Member and Bird-a-thon Coordinator

This year we are introducing a new format for our spring fundraiser, formally known as the Bird-a-thon. GiveMN has initiated a spring fundraising event called SpringForwardMN so we are asking you to consider donating during that event. It runs from May1 to May 11. GiveMN has two features that help with our fundraising effort. First, you can donate using a credit card. Second, they offer bonuses at random that may help boost our fundraising drive. All you have to do is log on to the GiveMN website and look for the Minnesota River Valley Audubon Chapter.  If you prefer, you can always donate by sending a check to MRVAC, PO Box 20400, Bloomington, MN 55420. Our goal is to raise $1,000 during this drive. Those who donate at least $50 will receive a link to Birdflight and Music Patterns, a beautiful video put together by the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra.  The money we raise will help us to continue actively supporting area organizations whose projects are in line with our mission statement.  Please consider making a donation and enjoy spring migration safely.  You can find the GiveMN link here:  http://Minnesota River Valley Audubon Chapter | GiveMN