12 Mar February 2019 Board Meeting Summary
On February 24, 2019 the FAS board met at the Fig Garden Library conference room for a regularly scheduled meeting. All members attended; Nancy Gilmore attended as a visitor.
Work is continuing on the bird surveys planned for two locations along the San Joaquin River: Jensen Ranch and River West are both undergoing native plant restoration. FAS is working with the SJR Conservation Trust and the River Parkway to monitor bird species during and after the restoration.
Work is now complete on a curriculum for the planned monthly “learn-to-bird” classes to be held at the Parkway. While classes will start soon, FAS is looking for volunteers to 1) teach; and 2) to assist in creating a water feature and bird feeding station for the classes.
Audubon California’s Central Valley/Sierra Chapter Council, of which FAS is a part, will hold a special meeting in Modesto March 16 (now rescheduled May 2). Audubon expects to get more active in the Central Valley, and this meeting will be critical to those efforts. If you are interested in attending, please contact Robert Snow.
FAS will be a sponsor of Earth Day again this year, and will be hosting a booth. The theme for the 2019 Earth Day is “Endangered and Threatened Species”; right up Audubon’s alley. If you would like to work with the Earth Day Committee please contact a board member or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Board is pleased to announce that Nancy Gilmore has joined our board. She brings a wealth of experience, and we are pleased to have her on board.