The end of the year is a time for reflection. As I look back on 2018, I’m struck by how much we were able to accomplish together on behalf of Maine’s wildlife and habitat.
Here are some of my favorites:
- We hosted federal climate whistleblower Joel Clement for an incredible discussion to a packed house.
- We celebrated 35 years of robust citizen science as part of the Annual Loon Count…
- …and were honored with a Source Sustainability Award for the project.
- We celebrated other major anniversaries, including our 50th Bald Eagles of Merrymeeting Bay boat trip and the 45th anniversary of Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center.
- We delivered hundreds of your signatures and comments in defense of the Endangered Species Act to Maine’s congressional delegation.
- We created and published innovative teaching guides to complement our “Wildlife on the Move” children’s book series.
- We went birding with Spose!
- We stood up, spoke up, and Marched for Science.
- We sold thousands of native plants, which are now providing habitat for Maine birds and wildlife.
- We completed a full year of Nat Wheelwright’s marvelous Nature Moments videos (recently recognized with a Golden Arrow award from the Maine Public Relations Council!).
- We helped #EgretOutTheVote for the November election.
- We kept you posted on rare birds like the Great Black Hawk — and explained why they occur.
- We celebrated a banner year for our nesting Piping Plovers.
Believe it or not, I had to leave a lot off this list!
So, what do we have in store for 2019? I can tell you this: our team is fired up and ready to hit the ground running. You won’t be disappointed.
Will you support our work with a year-end gift to Maine Audubon?
Together, we’re poised to accomplish great things for Maine’s wildlife and habitat in 2019 and beyond. Thank you for being a part of this important work.