Your chapter membership will provide you
with an opportunity to join in field
trips, attend films and lectures, and
work on current issues. Whichever
activities you choose, you'll enjoy the
camaraderie of friendly people who share
your views and concerns.
Six times a year, you'll receive the
Society's award winning magazine,
AUDUBON, considered one of the most
beautiful and informative periodicals on
wildlife and environmental topics.
In addition to the regular
membership benefits, members who join the
Activist Network receive the Audubon Activist,
our monthly newsjournal which tracks
late-breaking environmental issues. To become an
activist, simply pledge to write two letters or
make two phone calls to legislators or other
Volunteers set up nesting boxes and monitor the
Bluebird population in County Parks and the
surrounding areas. The Bluebird population has
increased dramatically county-wide.
In connection with the Vermilion County
Conservation District, Vermilion County Audubon
has helped financially and with volunteer efforts
to make the Kennekuk Marsh a reality. Waterfowl
and other wildlife are actively frequenting this
important resting and nesting habitat.
Vermilion County Audubon finances the workbooks
for the children participating in this
Conservation District program, which brings
nature closer to the next generation.
Moneys for special projects are made available to
|Your membership with the National
Audubon Society ensures support for local
projects through your local chapter.
Our biggest fund-raiser, however, is a
birdseed sale held twice a year. ANYONE
interested in supporting the above
programs can contribute by simply buying
their yearly supply of bird seed and
feeders from the Vermilion County Audubon
How YOU can get involved...
National Audubon Society
Introductory Membership Application $20.00
To become a member of the National Audubon
Society and of the Vermilion County Audubon
Society (local chapter G54), fill out the form
below and we will send you the required forms.
You will send your check in the amount of $20.00
to National Audubon Society, Chapter Membership
Data Center, P. O. Box 2664, Boulder, CO, 80321.
You will receive Audubon Magazine, and you will
be able to join the Activist Network. It is also
possible to send a gift membership to a person of
If you want to find out
more about the local Vermilion County Audubon
Society, we will make you a special offer:
You can receive our monthly newsletter FREE OF
CHARGE, to give you an opportunity to get to know
us. You will be able to find out who we are, our
meeting dates, programs, and field trips.
If you don't want to participate actively, but
would like to contribute to our programs, we can
put you on our mailing list for our bird seed
sales. You will be contacted in the fall and late
winter and sent an order form.
Please, give us a call @ 217-427-5563 and ask for
Susie or Bob Schifo or e-mail us.
To find out more about local events, check our
web page at http://users.net66.com/~jddesche/audubon
For more information on the National
Audubon Society, please see their home page.
We meet every fourth Thursday of the month. Our
meetings are held at Forest Glen County Preserve,
Kennekuk County Park, and the Danville Public
Library. Our Christmas banquets sure get our
members in the right Christmas spirit! Our
programs are given by members or naturalists from
all over the world. You can travel to foreign
places and meet different cultures and wildlife
without leaving Vermilion County.
We are a fun group to meet, and since our
meetings are open to the public, we would like
for you to join us for a program or field trip.
Joe Charlie, from the Gwich'in
about the last wilderness in his home country,
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