Burroughs Audubon Society of Greater Kansas City

Burroughs Audubon Society announces ...

A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction book by Joel Greenberg

with great pleasure and anticipation, our Ninety-fourth Annual Dinner and Silent Auction on Saturday, April 26 at Country Club Christian Church in Kansas City, Missouri. This years' guest speaker is researcher and writer-naturalist, Joel Greenberg, discussing the creation of Project Passenger Pigeon, his collaboration on the documentary film "From Billions To None" and the release of his new book, "A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction".

Click here for details and registration form. Please submit registration and payment by April 18 (by April 10, if ordering books). We look forward to you joining us!

Congress passed the RESTORE Act in the recent Transportation Bill - a provision to dedicate 80 percent of Clean Water Act penalties from the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster to Gulf Coast restoration. Penalty amounts could range between $5 and $21 billion dollars. Read the statement released by Audubon President and CEO David Yarnold on June 29, 2012. Also, see the report Strategy for Restoring the Gulf of Mexico - Recommendations to the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force.

We are announcing a new project: An HONOR GARDEN at the BAS Library. Donations made will be used for expanding the native plant gardens, landscaping, beautifying our new water garden, and ongoing maintenance. Donations will honor loved ones and friends, especially our Burroughs members, past and present, with donors and recipients permanently recognized at the BAS Library and Nature Center in Fleming Park. Click here for a donation form, then print and send to: Marcia Hawk, 3616 Saddle Ridge Dr., Independence, MO 64057. The recipient or their family will be notified of your donation. Thank you for your support!

2014 International Year of Family Farming

The United Nations has designated 2014 as the International Year of Family Farming to recognize the impact that smallholder farmers from Iowa to India have had on enriching the global food system. This diverse coalition of farmers has been at the forefront of the movement to address the most pressing issues facing our food system today including biodiversity protection, climate change mitigation, improving nutrition, and the promotion of social stability. Although World Food Day happens only once a year, family farmers, are all working to fight for food justice and food and nutrition security all year long. World Food Day is October 16, 2014.

General Meetings:
Burroughs meets on the first TUESDAY of each month, January through June at the Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center in Kansas City, MO and September through November at the Antioch Branch of the Johnson County Public Library in Merriam, KS. Please see the general meetings page for more details! Come for coffee and cookies around 6:15 p.m. ~ business and program begins at 6:45. Guests are always welcome!

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