Today, November 15, Cinnamon Girl donates $1-A-Bun to the Maine Audubon Society!
The mission of Maine Audubon is to conserve Maine’s wildlife and wildlife habitat by engaging people in education, conservation, and action.
Here are just a few examples of what Maine Audubon does:
- Provide hands-on, experiential nature programs especially designed to excite curiosity and introduce the concept of wildlife stewardship to over 8,000 students a year.
- Promote public awareness of lake ecology issues through our annual statewide Loon Count and involvement in state lake policy initiatives.
- Lead walks, trips, and wilderness expeditions that bring people into nature and help instill in them an understanding of and appreciation for conserving our natural resources.
- Monitor and manage the breeding colonies of endangered Piping Plovers and Least Terns to set them on the road to recovery.
- Advocate for local, state, and federal public policies that benefit wildlife and protect critical habitat.
- Lead education projects in schools, towns, and for the public around the importance of Maine native plants through our “Bringing Nature Home” initiative; we also grow and sell native plants every summer.
- Develop and promote tools for policy-makers, municipalities, and individuals to embrace renewable energy with wildlife in mind.
Maine Audubon traces its history back to 1843, when the Portland Society of Natural History was founded and dedicated to the promotion of knowledge in the various branches of Natural History.
The Maine Audubon Society (originally the Maine Ornithological Society, founded in 1897) merged with the Portland Society of Natural History in the middle of the 20th century, combining collections and rededicating itself to its common purpose. Today, Maine Audubon carries on that legacy.
Thank you All for supporting Maine Audubon 🙂