In case you missed it, The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram published a great profile of our executive director Andy Beahm in yesterday’s “Outdoors” section. Some highlights:
Andy Beahm wants to make Maine Audubon known for unique, not-to-be-missed outdoor festivals; for connecting more people across Maine to nature through statewide outdoor events for many more than just its seven chapters; and for inspiring Mainers to become wildlife advocates.
“I would love for Maine to be the best example in the nation of people who are successful at living sustainably with wildlife,” Beahm said. “When I deep think about why I live in Maine, and why I have chosen to spend my life here, the more you travel and see amazing places, the more you realize what we have in Maine is world-renowned and should never be taken for granted.”
A week after a chapter conference that included all seven chapters, other Maine Audubon members think Beahm can deliver as promised.
Bob Duchesne of Hudson, who is on the board of the Penobscot Valley Audubon Chapter and a state representative who sits on the Legislature’s committee on Environment and Natural Resources, said the timing is right to extend Maine Audubon’s reach statewide because of the improving economy. And with Beahm guiding Maine Audubon, Duchesne thinks it will happen.
If you’re as excited as we are about all the future holds and are ready to join us on this adventure, be sure to join us as a Maine Audubon member!