- Last Updated: August 26, 2022
from John Day
Dear Members and Friends of Skagit Audubon Society,
Adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic has been a huge challenge from the global level on down and Skagit Audubon Society (SAS) is no exception. Thanks in large part to the wonderful support we have received from our chapter membership, community members, and cooperating organizations, however, SAS has “turned lemons into lemonade” during this time. The following are just a few examples.
Our membership and donation levels, now facilitated on our website by an online payment system set up by SAS Treasurer Neil O’Hara, are as high as they have ever been. Our excellent series of presentations at virtual monthly meetings, organized by Carla Helm, has consistently drawn large audiences. After a hiatus during some of the worst of the pandemic, SAS hikes and field trips have started up again with appropriate COVID precautions in place, under the leadership of Joan Melcher and Colleen Shannon respectively. Our Helen Engle Award-winning Conservation Chair, Tim Manns, ensures that our informed membership and the Board provide cogent, timely comments on environmental issues of local, regional, and national significance. And, whether you read it online or receive it in the mail, Mary Sinker continues to maintain her high standards for the Flyer.