January Newsletter, Field Trips, Membership Meeting, and more...

January 2014 Newsletter is Online

     Go to www.northcascadesaudubon.org to download the PDF.

January Field Trips are Online

    Visit our website to see what's coming up this month.

* Note: Joe Meche's "Whatcom Creek Walk" on Sunday, January 12, starts at 10AM -- an incorrect time is listed in newsletter.

General Membership Meeting with Tim Wahl: Searching for the Lummi River

     This month's exciting membership meeting! See below for date, time, and NEW location.

Tim Wahl is a local landscape historian particularly interested in how European settlement of Whatcom County changed local ecology.  Join NCAS as Tim discusses his research into channel changes of the Nooksack River downstream from Ferndale since the pioneer settlers arrived.  He uses the historic record and lidar images to interpret Whatcom County before the changes of the last 150 years.  Another project Tim is working on for NCAS is the creation of a new set of digital maps for the Bellingham Christmas Bird Count.  Some of these maps will be used in this presentation.  Tim works as Greenways Coordinator for Bellingham Parks and Recreation.

Always on the 4th Tuesday of the month: January 28, 7pm at the Whatcom Museum, free & open to the public!

***ATTENTION: Starting January 28, 2014, NCAS membership meetings will be held at the Whatcom Museum.***

NCAS Program Chair Wanted Our chapter’s meeting programs are a central part of our educational efforts.  Choosing pertinent topics, finding qualified presenters, arranging for the venue and seeing to all the necessary details required to facilitate a successful meeting is no small task.  Nevertheless, the chapter has been functioning without a Program Chair for over four years and these tasks are being performed by other board members.  Finding an energetic volunteer to fill this role would greatly enhance the functioning of our board and allow NCAS to better serve our community.  Currently NCAS presents educational programs at eight monthly meetings annually, September through May.  Those meetings, plus the Holiday Potluck in December, are the extent of our programming efforts and the responsibilities of the Program Chair.  This is the status quo and not a limitation if someone out there wants to do more.  Your board members are enjoying themselves doing Audubon work.  There is always more that could be done.  If you are interested in joining the NCAS team as Program Chair or in another capacity please contact Pam Borso at: president@northcascadesaudubon.org