| March was a busy month for advocates in the Delaware River Watershed. Passionate chapter members and volunteers joined Audubon Mid-Atlantic staff in a series of virtual “Meet & Greets” with PA legislators. Ralf Graves, Janet Krevenas, Kathryn Freilich, Michael Guttman, Barbara Beck, Diane Smith, Jon Levin and Barbara Malt, representing the Valley Forge, Bucks County, and Lehigh Valley chapters, each played a key role in introducing Audubon to legislators across their chapter territories. The conversations ranged from highlighting water protection efforts in the region to discussing how the Pennsylvania budget significantly underfunds the Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources and Delaware River Basin Commission at a time when record numbers of Pennsylvanians are exploring our shared waters. |
On the federal side, AMA staff coordinated with chapters that participate in the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed to boost participation in Virtual Hill Week and lift up Audubon priorities. Representing the Valley Forge, Bucks County, Lehigh Valley, Delaware and Wyncote chapters were Shirley Dodson, Shari Donath, Stacy Carr-Poole, Jon Levin, Leigh Altadonna, Steve Cottrell and Ashley Kennedy. These amazing leaders and constituents stood up to share stories of birds they love with members of Congress, and highlighted needs for the Delaware River Basin Restoration Program, Delaware River Basin Commission, Wild and Scenic Rivers, and more.
Many thanks to these individuals for their meaningful contributions and unwavering commitment to birds!