The legislative session is in full swing here in New York! As a leading voice for birds, Audubon New York continues to work with legislators to ensure protection of our natural resources and a healthy environment for all.
In February we saw great success in the passing of legislation that will benefit both birds and people along New York’s coasts. The Assembly and Senate passed bills that will ban offshore oil and natural gas drilling and protect New York’s menhaden – a small fish critical to the health of estuary and marine ecosystems along the Atlantic seaboard.
Clean water, resilient coasts, and abundant and diverse wildlife are important to all New Yorkers and to our environment. We are pleased to have played a role in these recent victories and thankful to our partners in conservation – including active, dedicated members like you – for supporting our advocacy efforts.
Read more below about Audubon New York’s latest work and find out what’s coming up this spring.
All the best,
Ana Paula Tavares
Audubon New York
NEWS FROM AROUND THE NY NETWORK
- SPRING EVENTS | Bird walks, benefits, and more! Plus, special discounts available for Hog Island Audubon spring programming in Maine.
- BIRD-FRIENDLY COMMUNITIES | Plants for Birds It’s time to start planning for a bird-friendly garden!
- CLIMATE | Audubon New York’s testimony on the Climate and Community Protection Act
- AUDUBON IN ACTION | “One Month In” A first look at our latest educator and naturalist intern’s experience at the Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary.
- CHAPTER HIGHLIGHT | Grants Awarded to New York Audubon Chapter
SPOTLIGHT ON RETURNING SHOREBIRDS
Did you know that Piping Plovers and American Oystercatchers are early migrants and can be seen on New York’s coast by mid-March? Both are priority species that Audubon New York monitors and stewards on Long Island. Stay tuned for more information about our coastal efforts and opportunities to volunteer, and follow us on Facebook for timely updates throughout the nesting season.
Audubon New York Remembers Pat Keesee
A lifelong conservationist and close member of the Audubon family, Pat will be missed by us all. Read more