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SFAS Program Meetings
Active: Sept - April
Annual Report
When: Program Meetings are held the Second Tuesday of each month at 6:45pm.

Where:Trinity Episcopal Parish Hall, 204 SR 26, Melrose

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2014-15 ANNUAL REPORT
 
OUR MISSION: To educate people of all ages in the value and necessity of environmental stewardship through conservation actions, personal example, partnerships, and opportunities to experience the natural world.
 
PROGRAM ACTIVITIES
8 public programs on the theme “Wildlife Matters, average attendance 45
Conservation Celebration, Dec. 10, with area conservation organizations
Field trips to Little Orange Creek Nature Park, Etoniah State Forest, Ordway Preserve, Robinson Backyard, La Chua Trail, Santa Fe Swamp, Cedar Key, Paynes Prairie Sheetflow Restoration Project
 
CONSERVATION ACTIVITIES
Breeding Bird Atlas – coordinated Bradford & Putnam Counties data collection
SE American Kestrel nest monitoring at Gold Head Branch State Park
Etoniah rosemary census – data collection
Christmas Bird Count – 106 species, 8 teams, 28 participants
Great Backyard Bird Count -- promoted participation
Plum Creek development – monitored plans
Swallow-tailed Kite – worked with Avian Research & Conservation to protect habitat on Plum Creek lands
Jay Watch training and participation
EagleWatch – 2 nests monitored
Educational kiosk on fire ecology – worked with Gold Head State Park to develop kiosk
Welaka State Forest, Etoniah State Forest – served on10 yr. Management Plan Advisory Group
Comments to EPA re pollinators and native plants
Promoted passage of Amendment One
Monitored local water issues
 
CONSERVATION EDUCATION
Developed bird conservation cards on 8 topics; distributed at Gold Head State Park, Audubon functions, and area libraries
Sponsored programs for children (sea turtles, bats) at all Putnam Co. libraries
 
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Ace Hardware-Keystone Heights partnership, Little Orange Creek Bartram Festival, Yesterday’s Festival (Gold Head), Earth Stewardship Summit (Palatka)
Website: www.santafeaudubon.org
Facebook page - Santa Fe Audubon
 
NATIONAL/FLORIDA AUDUBON
Participation in NE FL Regional Conservation Committee
Attend Audubon Florida Annual Assembly
Audubon Academy Planning Committee
Attend National Audubon board meeting in Amelia Island
 
FINANCE
Total liabilities & equity: $12,288
Major income: membership dues, silent auction, raffles at meetings, donation of website cost
Major expenditures: insurance, occupancy, website, printing
 
MEMBERSHIP
72 local chapter members
140 National Audubon members