Janice Jorgensen's Fundraising Page
Although birding—and life in general—has changed for all of us in recent weeks, spring’s arrival and the return of migrants continue. Arcadia's Bird-a-thon (our Mass Audubon’s local sanctuary) is coming SOON. It is a fun event and it is the most important fundraiser for Arcadia. It will be held May 15-16. We are counting on you to help Arcadia and the birds.
So, what is the Bird-a-thon... For the first time ever we are doing a CARBON - FREE, COVID-19 safety Bird-a-thon. Everyone can participate in counting all the birds you see in your yard, a place you love that you bike to, a nearby swamp, whatever location that gets you to do your “CARBON - FREE bird-a-thon”.
Why are we doing this?????
We are raising money so Arcadia can:
- Maintain 140 of acres of grasslands in the Arcadia meadows for Bobolinks, American Kestrels, and Eastern Meadowlark as well as climate change mitigation. Cost per acre: $80
- Protect Land...Purchase additional land for nesting sites, protect wildlife, and add to conservation lands throughout the valley. Part of the decline in birds is the decline of habitat. Don’t be a participant in the habitat decline of our three counties.
- Help Environmental educators have the curriculum development time for remote learning curriculums for climate change, environmental field trips and more.
- Feathered Friends (raise $100 or more) receive a Bird-a-thon t-shirt. T-shirts will be distributed after Bird-a-thon ends.
- If you donate $250 you will be invited to a bird walk with David Sibley and Joan Walsh. We hope this can take place in 2020, but if stay at home orders are still in place, this will occur at a later date.?
How to donate?
Please join me in supporting this important work by making a donation:
With a check to:
Mass Audubon's Connecticut River Valley Sanctuaries
127 Combs Road, Easthampton, MA 01027
or through my personal fundraising page:
Thank you so very much for taking the time to support Arcadia now.
Stay healthy, go birding safely, and join our team.
Janice F. Jorgensen