Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Rumor that Northwest Arkansas Audubon Society was dying put to rest

About half the seats in the Pat and Willard Walker meeting room at the Fayetteville Public Library filled with enthusiastic Audubon supporters Wednesday night. New officers were elected and volunteer board members signed on. Joe Neal offered a slate of outings for 2009, starting on December 28, 2008.
Neal hikes and watches birds and leads organized birding events regularly.
We'll provide updates regularly.
The "new" president is Professor Doug James, who was the adviser/leader of the Northwest Arkansas Audubon chapter when it was mostly made up of graduate students from his biology classes decades ago!
A special treat was that Michelle Viney, the Northwest Arkansas coordinator for Audubon Arkansas, attended and offered a new level of cooperation of the local and state chapter and national Audubon.
And, most important, some of the most significant young conservationists in Northwest Arkansas participated.

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