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WVWA Joins Forces with Others to Protect the Chimney Swift Habitat

From the Weaver's Way Coop Shuttle Online By Margaret Rohde, Conservation Manager, Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association Since 2016, the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association (WVWA) has been working to create and protect habitat for chimney swifts, a bird species in severe decline. We’ve created habitat in the form of artificial chimneys or “towers,” the first built [...]

2019-10-21T10:22:20-04:00October 21st, 2019|

Support the Forage Fish Conservation Act

Today, there are three hundred million fewer seabirds in the world than there were in 1950, a population decline of seventy percent. These magnificent birds such as Atlantic Puffins, Least Terns, and Bald Eagles rely on fish as their primary food source, but they often can’t find enough to eat. Forage fish are small, schooling [...]

2019-10-04T16:37:12-04:00October 4th, 2019|

Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

The dire results in recent reports of scientific studies tell us that birds and wildlife have been in dramatic and precipitous decline. This is the result of several critical factors that include catastrophic loss of habitat exacerbated by the effects of climate change. We have learned that America's wildlife is in crisis—and today, more than [...]

2019-10-04T16:02:15-04:00October 4th, 2019|

River Herring and Shad Update and Cap Review

Please attend the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) Hearings in Philadelphia on August 14, 2019 “River Herring and Shad Update and Cap Review” from 2:30-4:00 pm The Notary Hotel, Autograph Collection The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) is reviewing current protections for river herring and shad and considering doubling the cap on the number of [...]

2019-08-08T09:26:05-04:00July 29th, 2019|

A Climate Change Warning from the Red Knot and Horseshoe Crab!

This month, many of us will be traveling to historic spots along the Delaware Bay in New Jersey and Delaware. We will be there to witness the epic journey of the Red Knot as it comes to feed and rest along the Delaware Bay shore after a migratory flight of thousands of miles. Deborah Cramer [...]

2019-05-17T14:23:50-04:00May 17th, 2019|

Support Efforts to Protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

On May 1st, the House Natural Resources Committee approved legislation to restore protections to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; moving one step closer towards ensuring the Refuge remains a sanctuary for birds and other wildlife. The Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act (HR 1146), introduced by Congressmen Jared Huffman (D-CA) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), [...]

2019-05-17T14:13:37-04:00May 17th, 2019|

Think Globally, Act Locally: Support Climate Action in Our Bird Towns and Municipalities!

Earlier this spring, Cheltenham Township, one of our Audubon Bird Towns, adopted the Sierra Club’s “Ready for 100” in a resolution recommended by their Environmental Advisory Council. The goal of the Ready For 100% Renewable Energy Campaign is to encourage Pennsylvania’s cities and towns to make a pledge to complete the transition to 100% renewable [...]

2019-05-17T14:24:30-04:00May 17th, 2019|

Audubon Supports “30 by 30” Legislation: Modernizing Pennsylvania’s Renewable Energy Standards

Global climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing this generation. It has had a significant impact on the environment, from rising sea levels to more extreme weather events, costing businesses, governments, and taxpayers billions of dollars. We can all attest to the impact that climate change has on birds and other wildlife. Pennsylvanians [...]

2019-05-17T14:24:42-04:00May 17th, 2019|

Spring 2019 Edition of Naturally … Now Available!

We've just prepared the latest edition of Naturally - our quarterly newsletter. Of note, we are seeking participation in our survey, which will help us with future planning for our organization. Please click on the button below to take part in the survey (before May 30, 2019). TAKE THE SURVEY   DOWNLOAD THE LATEST [...]

2019-09-26T13:48:57-04:00April 26th, 2019|