Garden State Audubon Council

(GSAC)

Meeting Notice
Audubon Council of New York State
And
National Audubon Society
Chapters of New Jersey

Joint Fall Meeting

November 2nd - 4th
Hilton, Woodcliff Lake, NJ

In Invitation to All Audubon Chapter Leaders

The semi-annual meetings of the Audubon Council of New York State are ideal opportunities for you to meet and network with representatives from the state's 27 Chapters, the staff of Audubon New York and invitees, New Jersey Chapter representatives. In honor of Geoffrey Cobb Ryan, ACNYS has created a $250 memorial stipend to enable Chapters with limited financial resources to send a representative to the Council meeting. Please contact Laura McCarthy (lmccarthy@audubon.org) to apply.

** Friday Evening Presentation **
Atlantic Flyway - Strategies Adopted
in Audubon's New Strategic Plan

Francis Grant-Suttie, VP of Audubon's Atlantic Flyway, will present the overarching conservation strategies adopted in Audubon's new strategic plan that will allow the organization to better coordinate its extensive network around the delivery of life-cycle conservation of priority birds. The Atlantic Flyway consists of approximately 200 Audubon staff members, 8 state offices, 21 education centers, and 157 local Audubon chapters, as well as numerous other partner organizations and more than 20 BirdLife International partner organizations throughout the hemisphere. Conservation projects of the Atlantic Flyway include eastern forests, coastal stewardship, the Everglades ecosystem, Long Island Sound; grasslands and shrublands, and salt marshes.

** Saturday Morning Field trips **
The Celery Farm, Allendale NJ
This is a 107-acre freshwater wetland in Allendale, New Jersey, is open to the public during daylight hours every day of the year. Volunteers from Fyke Nature Association are responsible for creating and maintaining the footpaths around the preserve, the three observation platforms and the nesting boxes. Over 240 species of birds have been recorded here, and more than 50 are known to breed here. The wetlands and deciduous woods provide habitat for many mammals, fish, reptiles and insects.

Dekorte Park, Lyndhurst, NJ
This 110-acre park, an open wetland, teeming with wildlife and framed by urban New Jersey and New York, is the center of New Jersey Meadowland Commission's activities. It offers passive recreation and educational opportunities. DeKorte Park - like the entire Meadowlands District - is located along the Atlantic flyway, one of three major routes used by migratory birds in North America. More than 270 species of birds live in or visit the region.

** Saturday Afternoon Presentation **
Chapters from New York and New Jersey will present conservation initiatives they have undertaken that align with the vision of the Atlantic Flyway.

** Saturday Evening Dinner **
Untying the knot: understanding the hemisphere wide migration of red knots with new technology and its implications for conservation of an imperiled species. Larry Niles's presentation will be on the migration of Red Knots throughout the Atlantic Flyway, the connection to Horseshoe crabs in the Delaware Bay and the mid-Atlantic region, as well as the pressures that wildlife face from humans and development in the crowded space of NJ and beyond.

** Sunday Morning Presentation **
*Grassland and Forest Stewardship in NJ and NY

*Council Business

*Audubon New York Program Updates

Council business topics and program updates from Audubon New York's staff will be addressed. Please join us….you will surely come and go away with some fresh and innovative ideas to take back to your chapter.

Please call the Hilton Hotel for your room reservations. Make sure your mention you want The Audubon Group Room Rate for $95 at (800) 445-8667 By September 28th or go online to reserve at www.woodcliff.hilton.com using group booking code “AAC” More Information on Conference Registration, Meals, and Lodging, will be mailed out soon. For additional questions please contact Daphne Lumpkin at (518) 869-9731 or dlumpkin@audubon.org

We're Watching

GSAC is a coalition of active Audubon groups within the state of New Jersey.
We are incorporated as a 501(c) charitable organization.
We meet at least 3 times per year to coordinate the activities of our individual groups.

Together we are working to conserve New Jersey wildlife and wildlands and to educate New Jersey citizens about our natural world.

Member organizations Officers of GSAC
Atlantic Audubon Society President: David Hall
Monmouth County Audubon Society
Minutes of Spring Meeting
Vice President: Ken Witkowski
Bergen County Audubon Society Treasurer: Pat Sziber
Highlands Audubon Society Secretary: Nancy Hall
Washington Crossing Audubon Society
National Audubon Society
New Jersey Audubon Society

Links of interest

New Jersey Audubon Society
Conservation

Garden State EnviroNet

Other Favorite Sites: West Essex Birding

Minutes of the meetings:

September '06

January '06
June '05, March '05,
September '04, January '04,
September '03


Current members of the Council
AAAS Gerrie Satz, Ed Bristow BCAS David Hall, Nancy Hall, Ken Witkowski
HAS Bernadine Klein, Carole Baligh MCAS  Wendy Malmid and Stuart Malmid
WCAS  JoePylka, Pat Sziber
NAS Jane-Kerin Moffat
Karen Orenstein (DC office)
NJAS Eric Stiles, Troy Ettel
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