Friday, December 9, 2011

Our 2011 Report

This has been a year of transition for Agassiz Audubon Society. 

We mourn the passing of Stella and Eldor Omdahl, who envisioned an Audubon Center in the Red River Valley and generously donated the land and buildings known as the Wetlands Pines and Prairie Audubon Sanctuary (WPPAS).


We celebrate their legacy with our new partner - Audubon Minnesota - as we work together to maintain and upgrade the buildings and grounds at the WPPAS - now known as the Audubon Center of the Red River Valley.

We welcomed new members to our Agassiz Audubon Society Board of Trustees, updated our Bylaws and began work on a Strategic Plan.

And we welcomed our new executive director in June.  Heidi Hughes has hit the ground running, bringing new energy to the Society, the Center and our programs.

We’ve embarked on new program collaborations with the Warren-Alvarado-Oslo schools, the Middle-Snake-Tamarac Rivers Watershed District and the Northwest Minnesota Library System.

We’ve placed news stories about bats, Snowy Owls and bears in local and regional news media. We’ve accepted invitations to speak at the Minnesota Horticultural Society’s Northwest Region annual meeting, at the Crookston Chamber of Commerce and at Audubon Minnesota’s annual meeting.  And we applied for - and received – grants from the Warren Community Fund, the Northwest Minnesota Foundation and KARE-11 Television.

With your continued support, Agassiz Audubon Society is in a position to continue to move forward in 2012, our 29th anniversary year. 

Please join us - and renew your membership, make a year-end donation, check out our events and programs on-line, consider volunteering -  and come on out to the Center and see what we’ve been up to.  

Visit the Audubon Center and Omdahl Arboretum!

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