By Bob Williams

This has been a difficult year for everyone. It has also been difficult for MRVAC to achieve some of its financial goals for the year that help us with birding and other conservation grants.

We are not able, for instance, to have our annual holiday auction. We are having a special fundraising event in conjunction with Give to the Max Day on Nov. 19. Our board members have pledged $1,325 dollars as a matching grant for this event. We are asking all our members and other friends to donate so we can make up for the lost income that we usually get from the holiday auction. You can go to our page on the website here ( and make a donation using your credit card. Your donation also gives us a chance to win a bonus from GiveMN itself.

There are photographs of some of the events that we have helped to support on our Give to the Max Day web page. We are a 501(c)3 corporation so your donations are tax deductible. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at Thank you for your consideration. Stay safe and healthy.