Workshop

Advocacy 101

Join us for a learning opportunity about supporting and implementing policies that benefit woodland birds.

Saturday, May 18, 2019
9:30am - 11:30amOld Lyme, Connecticut

Location Details

Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library

2 Library Lane, Old Lyme, 06371

Please fill out this RSVP form if you plan to attend this or any Lyme Forest Block workshop (space is limited to 30 people per workshop). If you have any questions, contact Genevieve Nuttall, Bird Conservation Programs Associate, at gnuttall@audubon.org.

Advocacy 101

May 18, 2019 - Old Lyme, CT

Let us know if you can attend this workshop by sending an RSVP. You can use this link to register for other workshops in our series, too! Please note that there is a maximum capacity of 30 people at each workshop.
RSVP Here!

Join us for an engaging workshop with Robert LaFrance, Audubon Connecticut’s Director of Policy. Come learn how to support local and federal legislation, get in contact with legislators in your region, and form grassroots campaigns to improve the environment that you love! We will also delve into legislation that impacts our woodland and watersheds so that you have the information you need to protect our natural resources.

This free event is sponsored by Audubon Connecticut and is part of the Workshop Series offered by the Lyme Forest Block Conservation Project—an initiative launched by Audubon Connecticut, in partnership with the Eightmile River Wild and Scenic Coordinating Committee, The Nature Conservancy, local land trusts, and municipalities.

Did you know that Connecticut's woodlands are home to some of the highest concentration of bird species breeding in the continental United States? In 2016, the Lyme Forest Block was recognized by National Audubon Society and the state of Connecticut as an Important Bird Area. Unfortunately, many birds are experiencing long-term population declines in the area, but local landowners and residents can learn how to help halt these declines.

More About the Project: The Lyme Forest Block Important Bird Area (IBA) is a woodland habitat in six towns in southeastern Connecticut (East Haddam, Colchester, Lyme, Old Lyme, East Lyme, and Salem). The goal of the Lyme Forest Block Conservation Project is to engage landowners in the IBA and teach them about forest birds and bird-friendly woodland management (especially for Wood Thrush and Cerulean Warbler).

We invite the community to participate in a series of bird walks, presentations, workshops, and work days in each of the six towns over the next year with the hope that landowners will attend the events and gain useful knowledge about birds and habitat management. To learn more and view the project event list, visit the Lyme Forest Conservation Project web page.

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