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Chapter Accomplishments

Have established, managed, and compiled the Clarion Christmas Bird Count for 26 years.

• Partnered with PA Audubon through Sarah Sargent to purchase a HARDI herbicide sprayer for grassland management at SGL 330.

• Held our First Annual Native Plant Sale in cooperation with C&A Trees in 2011.

• Established the Margaret Buckwalter Birdsong Learning Center at the Clarion Free Library.

• Member Gary Edwards was awarded the Earl Poole Award by the Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology in 2011.

• Held a Grasslands Conference in 2009, inviting experts to advise on management of SGL 300.

• Instrumental in the establishment of PA State Game Lands 300, breeding grounds of the Henslow's Sparrow.

• Hosted the PSO annual meeting in Clarion in 2005.

• Winner of Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology (PSO) first Conservation Award in 2005

• SRAS member, Margaret Buckwalter, won the PSO Earl Poole Award in 2005.

• SRAS supports the American Chestnut  Foundation, Forest Landowners Association, Alliance for Wetland and  Wildlife, Mill Creek Coalition, and Federation of Sportsmen

• Four SRAS members served as Pennsylvania Breeding Bird Atlas Regional Coordinators for recent Atlas project.

• National Birdathon FIRST PLACE for chapters of our size in 2003!

• National Birdathon second place for chapters of our size: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002.

• Adopted 3 Important Bird Areas in the International Stewardship Program.

• Provide Audubon Adventures, a wildlife and habitat curriculum, to area classrooms.

• Give annual financial support  to Audubon Pennsylvania.

• Sponsor a field ecology scholarship to a national Audubon camp.

• Maintain Bluebird and Wood Duck nest boxes at Beaver Creek Project.

• Contribute time and expertise to schools and community events.

• Participate in bird surveys and environmental coalitions.

• Pennsylvania non-profit incorporation and 501-C3 designation.

Gary Edwards (left) accepting Earl Poole Award from PSO vice-president John Fedak 5/21/11 - Photo by Ron Montgomery

Dan Brauning & Gary Edwards at the dedication of the Important Bird Area at Piney Tract - Photo by John Street.

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Scenes from our Chapter's 20th Anniversary Celebration at Timberwolfe Lodge - photos by Deb Freed

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