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CONSERVATION COMMITTEE
On this page - Rosalie Edge Conservation Award, Conservation Grants

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

Phil Witmer - Chairperson
Denis Brennan
Jan Gordon
Joe Hudson
Edie Parnum
Ann Scott
Judy Stepenaskie

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
Recipient
Amount
Purpose
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
2005
National Biodiversity Parks $250 In support of the Lakehurst Bird Census
2005
Friends of Silver Lake Nature Center $300 In support of "Everything Birds"

2005

Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey $4000 Horseshoe Crab and Redknot Conservation in Delaware Bay
2004
Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research $500 In response to the 11/26/04 Delaware River Oil Spill

2004

Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust $3950 Habitat Restoration at PERT
Click here for images of restoration project
2003
Fairmount Park Commission / National Audubon Society
$5000
Audubon Society Urban Wildlife Education Center at East Park Reservoir (PA)
2002
Academy of Natural Sciences
$2000
Ornithology Collection Storage
2001
Academy of Natural Sciences
$2500
Ornithology Collection Storage
2001
Valley Forge Audubon
$300
Meng Farm
2001
Schuykill Center for Environmental Education
$300
Habitat Restoration
2000
 
$320
Purple Martin Houses
2000
Delmarva Ornithological Society
$500
Osprey Platforms
2000
New Jersey Audubon
$500
Brightview Farm
1999
 
$515
Purple Martin Houses
1999
Natural Lands Trust
$300
Meng Farm
1997
White Clay Creek Watershed Association
$500
Land perservation
1997
Nature Conservancy of NJ
$500
Gandy's Beach Preserve / Horseshoe Crab preservation
1997
Nature Conservancy of PA
$500
Wollman Tract
Chester Co. (Headwaters of Marsh Creek)
 
New Jersey Conservation Foundation
 
Dot and Brooks Evert Preserve, Four Mile Springs Preserve
1996
 
$174
 
1995
 
$250
Osprey Platform at Tinicim
1995
Nature Conservancy
$500
Manumuskian Project (NJ)
1994
 
$500
Two Mile Run Project (Poconos)
1993
 
$200
 
1991
 
$500
 
1988
 
$890
 
1987
 
$300
 
1986
 
$25
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
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Click Here for Conservation Corner 2007
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