June Bird Walk
Join us at 8:00 a.m. on June 23rd for our monthly walk at Fort Dupont Park. We will look for some of DC's few resident Wild Turkeys as well as many nesting forest birds including DC's official bird, the Wood Thrush.
This 376 acre wooded National Park Service property is one of the largest green spaces in DC, an important area for the health of the Anacostia watershed, and off the beaten path enough that it remains relatively unexplored. Get your ducks in a row and register early.
As always, please be mindful of weather conditions, dress and hydrate appropriately, and use caution when traveling to new or unfamiliar birding locations.
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We Want to Hear from You
Help us make DC Audubon Society better by telling us what you think. We want to know what we should focus on, what type of programming you'd like to see, and how we can improve our current activities. It'll only take three minutes, and will really help our volunteer-run organization serve you, and the birds, better. To say thank you, one lucky survey participant will win a free hat!
Take Action for Birds
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge needs your voice in DC next week. The Department of the Interior is rushing forward with a plan to auction off the Arctic Refuge to oil drilling. The only opportunity for a public meeting in the lower 48 states will be in Washington, DC on Friday, June 15th
This is a critical moment in the decades-long fight to protect the Arctic Refuge and the millions of birds and other wildlife that depend on this wild landscape. The spoken or written comments provided during this meeting are a key part of the process to show there is significant public concern for this destructive plan, so it’s vital they hear your voice. During the meeting, there will also be a rally outside of the building at the same location, where you can join other Arctic Refuge supporters from across the region.
Public Meeting and Rally Details
: Friday, June 15th
. Rally begins at 4pm
, public meeting speakers at 5pm
, and general public comments are from 6:30pm-9pm. Click here
for more details and guidelines for the hearing. For the rally, click here
: National Association of Homebuilders, 1201 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
RSVP: If you are interested in attending to speak up on behalf of the Arctic Refuge, please contact Erik Schneider (email@example.com
or 202-600-7992) for talking points or if you have any questions.
On July 9, there will be a meeting for the community about plans to re-develop the 190 acre RFK Stadium campus. Representatives from Events DC will give an update on the designs for 6 community sports fields, a Market Hall, Sports & Entertainment Complex, pedestrian bridges to Kingman Island, Heritage Island and River Terrace, and a monument to Robert F. Kennedy. The meeting location and time have not yet been announced but check here
for more information closer to July 9 for details about the meeting and about the project itself. DCAS is monitoring this project closely for impacts on bird habitat and other environmental concerns.