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ENVIRONMENTAL AWARDS BANQUET & Annual Members Meeting, White Eagle Restaurant, Niles

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 for this event is now closed.)

Chicago Audubon will honor local conservation heroes - individuals who have dedicated themselves to help mend the earth and transform places, large and small, into safe havens for migratory birds and wildlife. They work in woodlands, meadows, wetlands, and rivers - both in Chicago and in the suburbs -- helping to conserve, preserve and enhance natural habitats and open spaces.

The 2019 Chicago Audubon Environmental Award Recipients are:

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The Craig Stettner Award for Environmental Education:

 Dr. Sylvia Jenkins, 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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WOODED ISLAND BIRD WALK, JACKSON PARK

Location:
JACKSON PARK
Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Dec 28 2019.
Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 8:00am

These walks continue throughout the year, weather permitting. Bring binoculars, field guides, and dress for the weather. Many species are seen. Meet at the parking lot south of the Museum of Science & Industry (MSI), which is accessible via Science Drive, the intersection just south of 57th Drive/MSI. You do not need to be a member of Chicago Audubon to participate.

Wild Things 2019 Conference, Rosemont

Location:
Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont
Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 9:00am

WILD THINGS Conference

February 23, 2019

Rosemont, Illinois

Chicago Audubon will be participating in this long running Chicago Wilderness biennial conference which just keeps getting bigger and better! Check out details at http://www.wildthingscommunity.org/2019-wild-things-conference.

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Bird N' Bagel, Trailside Museum, River Forest

Location:
TRAILSIDE MUSEUM, 734 THATCHER AVE, AT CHICAGO AVE, RIVER FOREST
Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 9:00am

Saturday, February 9, 9:00 a.m. Bird N' Bagel. Enjoy and learn about birds at the feeder, with hot drinks and snacks. For anyone who would like, a short trail walk can be part of the morning. Co-sponsored by Chicago Audubon. TrailsideMuseum, 738 Thatcher Ave., RiverForest.

Camp Pine Woods Habitat Restoration Workday, Glenview

Location:
Camp Pine, Glenview
Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 9:00am

CAMP PINE WOODS HABITAT RESTORATION WORKDAY

Camp Pine, Glenview

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

Camp Pine Brush Cutting Stewardship. Warm up, get your daily exercise and contribute to bird habitat improvement at this CAS restoration project. This winter we are cutting invasive brush to create more open space in the woodland area. We will provide tools, gloves and snacks. Dress for some moderate work; wear sturdy shoes or boots and old clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty or torn. Meet at the farthest parking lot at Camp Pine Woods on Euclid/Lake Avenue between Des Plaines and Glenview, just east of the Des Plaines River. Enter on the south side of Lake Avenue, eastbound ONLY from Des Plaines River Rd. (there's no left turn westbound on Lake). Contact: Laurel Ross ([email protected]).

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WOODED ISLAND BIRD WALKS, JACKSON PARK

Location:
WOODED ISLAND, JACKSON PARK
Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Dec 29 2018.
Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 8:00am

These walks continue throughout the year, weather permitting. Bring binoculars, field guides, and dress for the weather. Many species are seen. Meet at the parking lot south of the Museum of Science & Industry (MSI), which is accessible via Science Drive, the intersection just south of 57th Drive/MSI. You do not need to be a member of Chicago Audubon to participate. For details and directions, contact Pat Durkin at [email protected]. Everyone is welcome! 

KIDS AND BIRDS MINI CAMP, TRAILSIDE MUSEUM

Location:
Trailside Museum, River Forest
Repeats every day until Fri Dec 28 2018.
Friday, December 28, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Hey kids - what birds do you know? What would you like to know about them? John Elliott of Chicago Audubon will help kids ages 8 to 12 have fun with indoor and outdoor activities to introduce the colorful world of birds at this two-day camp. For information, contact John ([email protected]). Maximum 10 participants.

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