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Posts by Natalie Shapiro

ENDANGERED SPECIES DAY OPEN HOUSE

Come celebrate Endangered Species Day at the Buena Vista Audubon Society Nature Center Saturday, May 12, from 10 AM-2 PM.  This free event has many activities for all ages! There will be all kinds of animal ambassadors: hawks and falcons from the Raptor Institute, Jeff Nordland’s snakes and lizards, Dovie’s tortoise family, and butterflies from…

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South County Golden Eagles need your help!!!

URGENT!!! GOLDEN EAGLES NEED YOU!  Please comment on Village 14 DEIR by MONDAY, April 16th. A proposed development project in South San Diego County called Village 14 would likely extirpate (make impossible for their return) one or more nesting areas for the Golden Eagle. The project, ‘Village 14’, will place 1,119 homes and destroy or…

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Vote YES on Proposition 68, which will fund numerous local and statewide conservation priorities

Vote YES on Proposition 68 in June! This is a $4 billion bond measure that will fund a number of important priorities for Californians, including local, regional and state parks, clean drinking water projects, flood protection, and habitat projects that are vital to the state’s diverse wildlife. https://yes68ca.com/   Buena Vista Audubon is joining Audubon…

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Support the “Safeguard Our San Diego Countryside Initiative”

Tired of sprawl? Frustrated about Lilac Hills, Warner Ranch, Newland Sierra, and Safari Highlands (all proposed mega-developments in rural North County)?  For these large housing projects to proceed, the San Diego County General Plan has to be amended to allow housing densities to increase. The good news is that there is an initiative circulating that…

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PAS FOURTH ANNUAL BIRD CLASS

Palomar Audubon Society is again offering bird classes on consecutive Tuesday evenings beginning Tuesday April 24th. The first three classes will be for beginners and the last three (starting Tuesday May 15th) will be for intermediate birders. The classes will be integrated for beginners taking both classes. There will be three Saturday field trips, May…

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Audubon’s 2018 Collaborative Funding Grant

Thank you to Audubon’s 2018 Collaborative Funding Grant program, which awarded BVAS $1,000 for school bus transportation to bring students from Title I elementary schools in North County San Diego to a local beach as part of our Sharing Our Shores program in 2018.  Through this program, approximately 250 students will learn about shorebird biology…

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Save Open Space and Agricultural Resources

Tired of sprawl and loss of open space & farmland? Oceanside SOAR (Save Open Space and Agricultural Resources) is circulating petitions for an initiative that would require any zoning change of open space or farmland in Oceanside to first be approved by voters. If you are an Oceanside resident, you can sign a petition; SOAR’s…

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Carlsbad City Council votes to support Saltwater Alternative of BV Lagoon Enhancement Project!

Wonderful news about the Buena Vista Lagoon Enhancement Project Final EIR!!   Carlsbad City Council, on November 7, unanimously voted to prepare a letter of support for SANDAG staff’s recommendation that the Saltwater Alternative be selected as the preferred alternative. Several months ago, City of Carlsbad Councilwoman Cori Schumacher  took the lead on organizing an informational…

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Celebrating BATS! From Fiction to Food

About 40 kids enjoyed a fun-filled (and tasty) event at our nature center last Saturday, when local childrens’ books author and illustrator Janell Cannon teamed up with Chef Amanda of the Good Food Factory kids’ TV cooking show to present stories and food about bats and their important role in pollination.  Janell did a reading…

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