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.
Dr Lonnie Thompson Article in NY Times
The online edition of the New York Times has a major article on Dr Lonnie G Thompson of the Byrd Polar Polar Research Center at The Ohio State University. The article highlights Dr Thompson's history of research on tropical glaciers, as well as his current status. The article is available online at no charge.
GIAC's Tori Strickland Receives Fellowship
Toyota and the National Audubon Society today announced that a TogetherGreen Fellowship award will be given to Victoria "Tori" Strickland, Education Specialist at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center. Tori's award is for her conservation-based education plans that tie in directly with school lesson plans, particularly those of low-income students in the city.
2013 Wildlife Stamp Photo Contest Open!
The fourth annual Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp photo contest is underway, challenging resident photographers to enter their best shots of a Carolina or black-capped chickadee. The winning photograph will be featured on the Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp to be issued March 1.
Recapping the CA Annual Meeting
Nearly 200 attended this year's annual meeting and potluck for tasty food, amazing award recipients, and a sneak peek at the new book Kenn Kaufman is writing about migration.