Ohio Endangered Species List Updated
The Ohio Division of Wildlife has released an update to Ohio's Endangered Species List. The update contains both good news and bad news: for example, Osprey and Bald Eagle were both removed from the list because they have done well in the past five years, while Upland Sandpiper has been listed as endangered in Ohio.
Read on for the entire press release describing the changes.
Allegheny Hawk Watch Trip
Olentangy River Transformation at OSU
Jay Kasey, Senior Vice President, Administration and Planning at The Ohio State University, announced that work will begin very soon on the Olentangy River Restoration Project. This project will involve removal of the Fifth Street Dam, which will restore a more natural flow to the Olentangy near the OSU campus.
GIAC Welcomes Audubon Chief Scientist, Dr. Gary Langham
Storm Damage at Calamus Swamp
If you plan to visit the Calamus Swamp, the Columbus Audubon preserve in Packaway County, please use caution.
In Memoriam: Johann Cozart
Johann Cozart, dedicated member and volunteer for Columbus Audubon and the Grange Insurance Audubon Center passed away on Friday, June 29, after a battle with cancer.
Congress Passes RESTORE Act
Last week, the U.S. House and Senate passed the RESTORE Act, dedicting 80 percent of Clean Water Act penalties from the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster to Gulf Coast restoration. President Obama is epxected to sign the legislation quickly.
The RESTORE Act is the single largest investment ever by the United States Congress in environmental restoration. Audubon played a key role in helping to move this bill forward. The act will provide as much as $20 billion in funds for Gulf restoration and recovery.
For more information, check out the press release from National Audubon.