Support Nature and Your Community: Become a Member Today!

We have retired the Adopt a BVAS Project Program

Become a Member! NEW Membership Giving Levels & Benefits!

Help support our work and become a member of BVAS! All donations that are at least $25/year qualify as membership dues. As a BVAS member, you will receive the chapter newsletter, voting privileges at our Annual Meeting and other member meetings, and the satisfaction of belonging to a group that values nature in North County. All donations are tax-deductible; BVAS is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation, and will receive 100% of your contribution. Your donation will help us further our chapter’s mission to:

  1. Provide nature-oriented education and activities for our members and the community,
  2. Educate the public about the importance of preserving and protecting our unique natural resources in North County,
  3. Engage in land acquisition and habitat restoration.


Our new membership giving levels and benefits:

$25 — Member:1-year membership,  includes email notices and e-Newsletter for an individual or household and a BVAS Ruddy Duck car window sticker for new members.

$100 — Sponsor: 1-year membership, includes Member benefits plus a BVAS cloth badge for new members.

$500 — Patron: 1-year membership, includes Sponsor benefits plus a special guided nature tour.

$1,000 — Ruddy Duck Benefactor: 1-year membership, includes Patron benefits plus a special evening event.

$5,000 — Lifetime Member: Ruddy Duck Benefactor benefits plus special BVAS gift.

PLEASE NOTE:  We accept credit cards processed through PayPal, but a PayPal account isn’t required. You can opt-out of receiving a sticker or badge; when making your donation, please note this in the comment section.

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Donation Total: $25.00 One Time

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Donate to BVAS!

Every year, over 2,000 school children come through our Nature Center, learning about local wildlife and plants through our interactive exhibits and nature trail, with the assistance of our trained Nature Guide volunteers. For many of these children, this is a rare opportunity to spend time in nature.

While our Nature Guides volunteer their time, our Nature Center costs money to operate and as it ages, requires maintenance work to keep it running beautifully. Your donation will help provide for the nature center to keep running for future generations of naturalists.

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Donation Total: $25.00 One Time

Ridgway’s Rail Society: Land Acquisition/Land Management

Ridgway’s Rail Society Donation

With over 90% of coastal habitat lost to development, BVAS is taking the lead on protecting and restoring some of the remaining wild areas in North County.  The BVAS Ridgway’s Rail Society Fund supports our efforts to purchase land for conservation, obtain conservation easements, restore habitat, and provide for on-going habitat management of our two properties.

Learn more about our land acquisition & management efforts and the Ridgway’s Rail Society.

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Donation Total: $500.00 Yearly

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Honor Your Loved Ones with Memorial Gifts

Memorial gifts are a wonderful remembrance honoring the life of a special person. Making a gift in a friend or loved one’s name not only acknowledges someone special, but also makes a positive impact to your community because 100% goes to support the BVAS Nature Center and its free nature education programs.

BVAS will be pleased to recognize your gift with a notice in our newsletter.

Currently, Memorial Gifts are not available using our online donation forms-please download our pdf form

Have Unused Items?

Trying to clean out your house? We are always in need of supplies for our various children's camps. Here are items we currently need:

  • Art Supplies
  • Binoculars
  • Compasses
  • Gardening Tools - Please click here to see what the Plant Club needs
  • Nature Books
  • Science Supplies - microscopes, magnifying glasses

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Estate Planning

Include Buena Vista Audubon Society in your will and benefit generations to come. Download our Guide to Planned Giving to learn more about the various options available to you.

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Our Mission

Conservation Through Education, Advocacy, Land Management, and Monitoring

Mailing Address

Buena Vista Audubon
PO Box 480
Oceanside, CA 92049

Nature Center

2202 S. Coast Highway
Oceanside, CA 92054



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