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   Bay County Audubon Society

   Chapter Goals for 2021-2022
If you would like to work on any of these projects, call any board member or officer, or come to
 a membership meeting.
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 Bay County Audubon Society (BCAS) was founded in 1962 by citizens dedicated to the preservation of natural areas and  wildlife habitat.  One of our primary goals is to increase
 the awareness and appreciation of wildlife and the natural habitat upon which it depends. Bay County Audubon Society has been a 501(c)(3)  not-for-profit organization since 1975.

 Bay County Audubon Society is a local chapter of Florida Audubon and the National Audubon Society serving Panama City and surrounding areas in Bay, Gulf, Calhoun, Washington, Holmes and Jackson County.

All of our goals are within reach if we work to make them happen. 


 Support Audubon shorebird efforts        Strategies to accomplish this include ( but not limited to) beach shore-                                                                                                            bird monitoring, rooftop monitoring of nesting shorebirds, offer programs
                                                                        to  educate fishermen about how to treat accidentally hooked birds and                                                                             reduce entanglement of coastal birds, turtles, and other wildlife.        

Foster preservation and restoration of wildlife habitat
                                                                This includes (but not limited to) continued advocacy for responsible land
                                                                       acquisition for conservation, responsible development, the establishment
                                                                       of Critical Wildlife Areas, coastal waterway protection, service on advisory
                                                                       and service committees in our State Parks, working with FDOT to preserve
                                                                       wildlife corridors, and advocate for best conservation practices in our City
                                                                       and County Parks.               

Educate the public on the importance of maintaining a sustainable environment
                                                                Continue to give presentations to community organizations, teach courses
                                                                       for adults, support programs that teach environmental principles to                                                                        children of all ages.  Collaborate with other environmental organizations.

Increase Chapter membership with an emphasis on recruiting young leaders
                                                                       Develop a general recruiting strategy and devise new programs that will                                                                                                         attract  young professionals.