The Conservancy’s volunteers, supporters, and food and auction donors made our November 3rd fundraiser at ArtSpring a fantastic success.
The event was centred around Stan Senner, who is vice president of bird conservation in the Pacific Flyway for the National Audubon Society―among many significant roles.
Stan donated his time to delight the audience with facts and stories about migratory birds, such as the female bar-tailed godwit that flew for 8.1 days (from Alaska to New Zealand) without stopping―the longest nonstop flight ever measured. He also talked about his roles in the Exxon Valdez oil spill cleanup and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill restoration.
Ecologist Dave Secord and conservationist Bob Weeden joined Stan on the stage after the intermission. They answered intriguing questions from each other and the audience.
Our auction donors helped us raise $2,000 of nearly $6,000 we were able to fundraise that evening. Baked goods and ticket sales made up the rest. We couldn’t have done it without our web of support.
Our fundraisers are so important to the work we do because they fund costs that grants don’t cover and help us continue to operate.
Thank you to everyone who made this night such a special success!