Treasurer’s Report: September, 2018

Here are the 2017-2018 fiscal year donations from MRVAC to organizations that support our goals of fostering a love of nature in children, improving bird habitat or supporting bird science. 

Audubon Center of the North Woods: $3000 for scholarships for residential K-12 school visits and summer camp 

Five Hawks Elementary School: $225 to establish a Chickadee Landing at the elementary school 

Refuge Friends Inc, the official citizen support group of Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge (MVNWR):

  • $1500 for Blue Goose busing or support of activities coordinator to work with schools in getting them to the refuge for educational programming, wherever the need is greater. 
  • $775 for a sign at Old Cedar Avenue Bridge showing some of the birds that can be found there. 

Red-headed Woodpecker Recovery Project: $3,000 for continued research on Red Headed Woodpeckers 

Walt Stull: MRVAC’s New Treasurer

I have been a longtime, but inactive member of Audubon and am looking forward to being more involved as Treasurer of MRVAC. I have been retired for three years and am what I would describe as a recreational birder. My other interests are golf, travel and reading.

Our back yard with woods and feeders is a favorite place to bird especially with spring migration. A favorite out-state place to bird is the Sax-Zim Bog.

Two places in Minnesota I have not birded, but look forward to visiting are the Detroit Lakes area and Salt Lake in western Minnesota. My most adventurous birding trips were to Belize and Ecuador/Galapagos Islands.

Walt Stull, mathemagicland@Q.com