Tell EPA to Cut Carbon Pollution: National Audubon asks every Auduboner to let the Environmental Protection Agency know that Auduboners support EPA's action to reduce carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions. EPA needs to hear from Auduboners before the June 25 deadline in support of their proposed carbon standards. Read more...
Save Dyke Marsh
Dyke Marsh, a freshwater tidal wetland on the Potomac River, is eroding six to eight feet or 1.5 to two acres per year a year on average. "Analysis of field evidence, aerial photography, and published maps has revealed an accelerating rate of erosion and marsh loss at Dyke Marsh, which now appears to put at risk the short term survivability of this marsh," concluded a U.S. Geological Survey study. At this rate, Dyke Marsh will be gone in 30-40 years. The marsh has lost at least 100 acres since 1937. Read more...
President, U.S. Senate, House Races This Year
Along with a U.S. President,Virginia will elect a new U.S. Senator in November, to replace Senator Jim Webb who has announced he will not run again. We will also vote on members of the U.S. House of Representatives. These races present an opportunity for Auduboners to educate candidates about conservation issues and elect pro-conservation legislators. Few are talking about conservation issues at this time. It is up to us to inject our concerns into those races.
Wood Thrush Population in Decline
Lucille M. Brown Middle School's Team Wood Thrush has an article and video about the declining Wood Thrush population and how you can help save it.
The following is from the American Bird Conservancy:
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has proposed a rule change that will result in more eagles being killed at wind energy projects. They have proposed providing wind companies permits that would legally allow them to kill majestic Bald and Golden Eagles throughout the United States for 30 years.
Please join ABC in telling Congress and the Fish and Wildlife Service to withdraw this dangerous proposed rule change and protect these iconic birds for future generations of Americans. Click here to take action.
Park Authority Director to Host Public Listening Forum
With parks ranging from quiet stream valley trails to upbeat fitness centers to rolling green golf courses and historic properties, the Fairfax County Park Authority provides recreational opportunities for a vast range of interest groups. Athletic field users may have different priorities than birders, or maybe they share many of the same concerns. All are invited to participate in an open discussion about parks with Fairfax County Park Authority Director John W. Dargle, Jr. at the Hunter Mill District Listening Forum on Thursday, June 21, 2012. Read more...