Biennial Environmental Awards Banquet and Annual Members Meeting

Location:
The White Eagle Restaurant, 6839 N Milwaukee Road, Niles
Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 5:00pm

Chicago Audubon's Biennial Environmental Awards Banquet

and Annual Members Meeting

 Saturday, March 23, 2019

Location:  White Eagle Events & Convention Center

6839 N Milwaukee Ave, Niles

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE

~ $40 for Dinner and entire evening events ~

 ($5 to attend Awards and Program only. Arrive at 7:30 p.m.)

5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Social Time (Cash bar available all evening)

6:00 p.m. Family style Dinner (Chicken, fish, and a number of vegetarian choiceswill be served at each table)

All Chicago Audubon Society (CAS) members are encouraged to join us as we honor people and organizations who have made valuable contributions to conservation, the protection of migratory birds and other wildlife, and have helped to conserve, preserve and enhance the varied habitats and open spaces of the greater Chicago region.

The 2019 Chicago Audubon Environmental Award Recipients:

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The Craig Stettner Award for Environmental Education:

 Dr. Sylvia Perkins, President, Moraine Valley Community College

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Excellence in Environmental Reporting – Broadcast:

Jerome McDonnell, WBEZ “Worldview”

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Protector of the Environment – Political Advocacy:

Friends of the Forest Preserve

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Protector of the Environment – Single Act, Individual:

Jerry Goldner, CAS Photo Contest, Facebook group and page administrator

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Protector of the Environment – Avocation:

Jerry Herst and Julie Dorfman, Stewards, Clark Street Beach Bird Sanctuary, Evanston

Ted Jindrich and Alycia Kluenenberg, Stewards, Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary, Chicago

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Protector of the Environment – Vocation:

Howard A. Learner, Environmental Law and Policy Center

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Protector of the Environment – Group:

Orland Grasslands Stewards and Volunteers

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First Friend of Chicago Audubon:

Pat Durkin, Wooded Island/Paul H. Douglas Nature Sanctuary Bird Walks

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Service to Chicago Area Birders:

Greg Neise, Web Developer, American Birding Association; Administrator, Illinois Facebook Birding Groups; Illinois Birder’s Forum founder

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Young Environmentalist:

Oliver Burrus, Whimbrel Birders Club

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Following dinner and the Presentation of Awards, a brief CAS annual Members meeting and board member election will be convened.  

The program for the evening will be presented by Mr. Jerome McDonnell host of WBEZ Worldview: “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Birds." Jerome will talk about his own development as a nature lover and changing philosophy about covering environmental topics. He will also share his perspective on advocacy work from his years of radio conversations.

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Chicago Audubon's Annual Appeal

 

CHICAGO AUDUBON'S ANNUAL APPEAL

If you would like to contribute to our Annual Appeal, please CLICK HERE.

Please consider donating to Chicago Audubon's Year-End Annual Appeal for 2018. (Please note, there is no deadline for donations.) Your contribution will support our important on-going educational events and programs throughout the coming year.We thank you for your support--past and present.

Happy New Year!

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Legacy of the Cook County Forest Preserves

Location:
Oak Park River Forest Museum, 129 Lake Street, Oak Park
Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 3:00pm

LEGACY OF THE COOK COUNTY FOREST PRESERVES

Saturday, January 19, 3:00 p.m.

West Suburban Connections.

The Des Plaines River is a prominent feature of River Forest and surrounding communities. Retired forest preserve naturalist and CAS board member John Elliott will survey the geography and political ideals that created the forest preserves along the river. Some of the interesting people who helped shape the preserves will be featured. Oak Park River Forest Museum, 129 Lake Street, Oak Park.

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Camp Pine Woods Habitat Restoration Workway

CAMP PINE WOODS HABITAT RESTORATION WORKDAY

Camp Pine, Glenview

Saturday, February 2, 2019, 9:00 a.m.

Warm up, get your daily exercise, and contribute to bird habitat at this Chicago Audubon restoration project. Bring water and gloves if you have them; dress for some moderate work. We'll have tools, gloves and snacks. Enter on the south side of Lake Avenue, eastbound ONLY from Des Plaines River Rd. - no left turn west bound on Lake. Leader: Ken Schaefer. Contact for questions: Laurel Ross.  

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WINNERS OF THE 2ND ANNUAL CHICAGO AUDUBON PHOTO CONTEST

Congratulations to the Winners of Chicago Audubon's

Second Annual Photo Contest

We would like to thank all of you who entered this year for sharing your beautiful images with us. We also thank our judges for their valuable time and support. Many thanks to the Museum of Science & Industry, the Morton Arboretum, and the Chicago Botanic Garden for donating prizes.

 

Red-eyed Vireo

 1st Place Winner:  Michael Ferguson.  Red-eyed Vireo. 

 

Common Yellow-throated Warbler

Second Place Winner:  Steven Jner.  Common Yellowthroat.

 

Great Egret

Third Place Winner:  Leonardo Estrada.  Great Egret.

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