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David Yarnold, President and CEO of National Audubon Society, recently shared two pieces of Audubon news with Audubon members.

"The first is an Audubon profile in The Wall Street Journal that talks about the importance of the flyways vision and how it?s attracting new resources to support our mission, including a seven-figure challenge match from well-known environmental philanthropist Robert W. Wilson and a six-figure gift from Skoll Global Threats Fund. Oh, and the story starts with a birding trip in Central Park:

"And second, the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), a member of the Inter-American Development Bank Group, has just approved a $1.7 million investment to Audubon to help us create a 36-month, conservation-focused birding ecotourism partnership in the Americas, a significant step in furthering our reach and impact in the places where many of North America?s breeding birds spend the winters.

'Through the course of that project, we?ll build on partnerships with Latin American and Caribbean organizations, including Belize Audubon Society, Asociación Vivamos Mejor and Wildlife Conservation Society in Guatemala, Guyra Paraguay and the Bahamas National Trust, and we?ll leverage our network and Audubon magazine to engage communities and create sustainable jobs that contribute to protection of globally significant Important Bird Areas."

"We?re really excited about where Audubon and our partners are headed together."

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   Annual Picnic planned for August 10th

July 21st - Hudson Library

Feathers, Fins and Fur Exhibit
at the Hudson Library
Please join us on Sunday, August 10 at 5:00 p.m. for
your chapter's Annual Picnic, which will be held at
the Highlands Civic Center/ Rec Park picnic shelter.
A meat and soft drinks will be provided. Please bring
a side dish or dessert to share. There is a $5.00 fee per
person. For reservations, contact Dee Andry at
828-787-1586, so we will know how many to
provide for. Members and their guests are invited.
August/September Field Trips
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The Highlands Plateau Audubon Society and the Hudson Library
will host the wildlife exhibit, “Feathers, Fins and Fur,“ during the
month of August at thelibrary. The subjects of the display are birds,
fish, and mammals. The exhibit comprises the art of John Sill, the
photography of Ed Boos, and the carvings of Bill Cochran. The
three artists will speak during an opening reception on August
4th beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the library located at 554 Main Street
in Highlands.
The entrance for the reception will be at the rear of the building.
Photo by Ed Boos
Art by John Sill
Carving by Bill Cochran
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