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Mission: to monitor and keep the Club advised of conservation issues as they affect birds and bird habitat; to recommend to Council each year an appropriate use for Conservation Funds; to help raise Conservation Funds; and to recommend to Council a recipient(s) each year for the Rosalie Edge Conservation Award, if such a recipient is appropriate that year.

Committee Members

George Armistead- Chairperson
Jan Gordon
Edie Parnum
Holly Merker
Joe Hudson
Denis Brennan
Judy Stepenaskie
Ann Reeves
Brian Quindlen
Tony Croasdale

Each year the DVOC raises money for our Conservation Fund. Most of the funds are raised as part of the DVOC's participation in NJ Audubon's World Series of Birding but other donations are certainly accepted. All funds collected in a calendar year are distributed to one or more organizations recommended by the Conservation Committee and approved by Council. For further information on donating -

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Rosalie Edge Conservation Award

Awarded at the annual banquet to one or more non-members, not necessarily a part of the birding community, in recognition of work done that has made a significant contribution to conservation of the environment.

Rosalie Edge Conservation Award Recipients

Conservation Grants

Using funds primarily generated by our World Series of Birding team, the DVOC makes one or more grants every year one or more organizations recommended by the Conservation Committee and approved by Council

Year funds expended
2014 The Peregrine Fund $1800.00 American Kestrel Parnership
2014 Green Lane Park, PA $880.05 American Kestrel Conservation
2013 Willistown Conservation Trust $3738.78 Young Birder Program
2012 Hawk Mountain Sanctuary $3257.00 Publication of the Kestrel Brochure
2011 2nd PA Breeding Bird Atlas $3398.26 Publication of the final report
2010 Friends of the Heinz NWR $3438.26 Bird Safe Glass Demonstration Project
2010 Witmer Stone Sanctuary Initiative $300 Supporting the re-establishment of the Witmer Stone Sanctuary in Cape May
2009 Willistown Conservation Trust $3994.90 Bird Banding Project
2009 Academy of Natural Sciences $1000 Summer Intern in the Ornithology Department
2009 AOU National Convention $300 Shade grown coffee promotion
2008 Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art $3382.55 Saw-whet Owl Banding and Research
2008 Tom Bailey, Hannah Suthers $400 Bird Banding
2007 Academy of Natural Sciences $2000

Summer Interns in the Ornithology Department

Click Here for images of the interns in action

2006 Montgomery County Lands Trust $3500 Conservation of the Great Blue Heron rookery along Swamp Creek, Montgomery County, PA
National Biodiversity Parks $250 In support of the Lakehurst Bird Census
Friends of Silver Lake Nature Center $300 In support of "Everything Birds"


Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey $4000 Horseshoe Crab and Redknot Conservation in Delaware Bay
Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research $500 In response to the 11/26/04 Delaware River Oil Spill


Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust $3950 Habitat Restoration at PERT
Click here for images of restoration project
Fairmount Park Commission / National Audubon Society
Audubon Society Urban Wildlife Education Center at East Park Reservoir (PA)
Academy of Natural Sciences
Ornithology Collection Storage
Academy of Natural Sciences
Ornithology Collection Storage
Valley Forge Audubon
Meng Farm
Schuykill Center for Environmental Education
Habitat Restoration
Purple Martin Houses
Delmarva Ornithological Society
Osprey Platforms
New Jersey Audubon
Brightview Farm
Purple Martin Houses
Natural Lands Trust
Meng Farm
White Clay Creek Watershed Association
Land perservation
Nature Conservancy of NJ
Gandy's Beach Preserve / Horseshoe Crab preservation
Nature Conservancy of PA
Wollman Tract
Chester Co. (Headwaters of Marsh Creek)
New Jersey Conservation Foundation
Dot and Brooks Evert Preserve, Four Mile Springs Preserve
Osprey Platform at Tinicim
Nature Conservancy
Manumuskian Project (NJ)
Two Mile Run Project (Poconos)
Freshwater Wetlands


Click Here for Conservation Corner 2011 - a running list of issues of interest to our members
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for Conservation Corner 2010
Click Here for Conservation Corner 2009
Click Here for Conservation Corner 2008
Click Here for Conservation Corner 2007
Click Here for Conservation Corner 2006