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Take advocacy action — here’s the link

MRVAC encourages its members and other conservation and birding advocates to be engaged citizens, which includes ensuring that their representatives in the State Legislature and in the U.S. Congress…

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It’s the Bird-a-thon weekend — Aug. 27-28

Heads up! (That way you can see the fall migrants better, eh?) This is a reminder that the 2022 Minnesota River Valley Audubon Chapter Birding Weekend is Aug. 27-28. Visit your favorite birding spots…

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MRVAC awards more grants

By Lee Ann Landstrom Environmental action and conservation chair The MRVAC board of directors ended MRVAC's fiscal year by awarding more grants.  Kennedy High School received $2,000 to purchase 600…

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Recording of MRVAC May Program: Kim Eckert Updates 5th Edition of “A Birder’s Guide to Minnesota”

Kim Eckert, one of Minnesota’s preeminent birders, will give a preview of the fifth edition of A Birder’s Guide to Minnesota. The program is Thursday, May 26, 2022, at 7:30 p.m.  The publication is a…

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Apr. 28 MRVAC Program – UMD Chickadee and raptor research

MRVAC hosts UMD graduate students Kara Snow and Emily Pavlovic Thursday, Apr. 28 at 7:30 p.m. to talk about their master’s research at the University of Minnesota at Duluth. Kara’s research on Boreal…

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It’s time to Give, MN! MRVAC needs your donation

By Bob Williams Every year GiveMN.org has a special day for non-profits to raise money for their organization.  This year that day is Nov. 18.  MRVAC’s board encourages you to make a donation to…

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Update on MRVAC-funded pollinator garden at Normandale Hills Elementary

By Lee Ann Landstrom Board member The project manager says the plants are in “good shape overall”! There was some die-off from improper planting and heat stress, but she says at least two-thirds of…

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2021 MRVAC Birding Weekend slated for Aug. 21-22

By Bob Williams One of MRVAC’s main missions is conservation education, especially youth education.  The COVID-19 pandemic has put a crimp in our usual “Bird-a-thon” fundraiser, so we’re scheduling…

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Link to: May MRVAC Program Recording — Vultures, the vet’s drugs and the environment

Vultures are essential for ecosystem health because of their role in removing animal carcasses from the environment.  But many threats are propelling the global vulture population decline.  Are…

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Spring Bird-a-thon: It’s happening now!

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…

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