News release from the Indiana Audobon Society:
Indiana Audubon Society Announces 2016 Board of Directors
Country’s second oldest Audubon Society promotes conservation
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 21, 2016) â€” The Indiana Audubon Society is proud to announce its 2016 Board of Directors. Indiana Audubon’s mission is to stimulate interest in birds and their protection; to serve the needs of youth, civic, church, schools and other groups by providing information concerning birds; and to educate the public concerning the necessity for conserving and preserving Indiana’s natural heritage, its unique flora and fauna.
“We have an amazing group of volunteers assembled this year and ready to host terrific events and programs,” said Jeff Canada, Indiana Audubon’s president. “Indiana’s Bicentennial will be a year of birding with the Indiana Dunes Birding Festival and the Bird Town Indiana program both gaining momentum.”
2016 Indiana Audubon Society Board of Directors
- Jeff Canada, Noblesville – President
- Ryan Slack, Nashville – Vice President
- Karen Lindsey, French Lick – Secretary
- Sally Routh, Zionsville – Treasurer
- Brad Bumgardner, Chesterton – Past President
- John Lindsey, French Lick – Publications Coordinator
- Dave Fox, Rome City – Bird Town Indiana Coordinator
- Dawn Slack, Nashville – Sanctuary Coordinator
- Scarlett Arvin, Indianapolis – Young Birders Representative
- Terri Gorney, Fort Wayne
- Scott Arvin, Indianapolis
- Michael Hall, Connersville
- John Velasquez, Hartford City
- Amy Kearns, Mitchell
- Kimberly Ehn, Porter
In addition to special events and programs, Indiana Audubon Society hosts field trips and programs throughout the year and works with the Indiana Young Birders, a group of young adults who are learning more about the hobby of bird watching. Memberships can be purchased online at www.indianaaudubon.org where you can also learn about the field trips, programs and more.
Indiana Audubon is a proud sponsor of the Indiana Dunes Birding Festival, an event designed to celebrate the dunes area’s rich biodiversity and bird watching opportunities. This year’s festival is May 5-8 and registration can be purchased online at www.indunesbirdingfestival.com.
Bird Town Indiana is modeled after the “Tree City USA” program and the highly successful Bird City, Wisconsin program, Indiana Audubon Society began Bird Town Indiana in 2013 and has a goal of certifying 16 new communities in honor of Indiana’s Bicentennial. Communities must complete an application, meeting at least seven criteria in different areas of interest to become a certified Bird Town Indiana. For more information, visit.
About the Indiana Audubon Society
The Indiana Audubon Society is the oldest conservation organization continuously operating in Indiana. An independent statewide organization, it was organized to stimulate interest in birds and their protection; to serve the needs of youth, civic, church, schools and other groups by providing information concerning birds; and to educate the public concerning the necessity for conserving and preserving Indiana’s natural heritage, its unique flora and fauna. For more information, please visit indianaaudubon.org.