Events & Classes
||You can make a difference on Vashon and Maury Islands
The National Audubon Society, through its unique system of local chapters, provides an excellent opportunity to be involved close to home. By becoming a member of the Vashon-Maury Island Chapter, you are supporting vital efforts to protect wildlife and the environment right here on our Islands. In addition, you are opening the door to a variety of educational, recreational and volunteer opportunities for you and your family.
|Membership Benefits and Chapter Activities
Our local newsletter is published bimonthly and is sent to all chapter members. It includes articles about upcoming programs and activities, local conservation efforts, and a calendar of field trips and other events.
The award-winning quarterly publication of the National Audubon Society features superb photography and in-depth articles on wildlife and the environment. The magazine is available as a separate subscription from the chapter membership. See the membership form below.
We offer programs on a wide range of subjects, including birds and other wildlife, environmental issues and natural history.
Our field trip leaders provide free excursions to view birds both on and off the Island. Field trips to see Island trees, butterflies, amphibians and native plants are also offered.
We offer a 2-hour on-island field trip the second Saturday of every month, meeting at the Ober Park parking lot. Please join us! More about fieldtrips
We offer a Basic Birding Class in the winter and a Birding by Ear Class in the spring for people who want to develop their identification skills and learn more about the lives of our avian neighbors. As an Audubon member, you will receive a discount on the registration fee.
Volunteering can be a wonderful way to participate in the community and to meet other chapter members as well. Please see our newsletter for volunteer opportunities.
Other Chapter Activities
Our chapter is involved in many other activities, including an educational program for fourth graders, a teaching specimen collection, conservation efforts, recycling, road clean-ups, wildlife inventories, native plant inventories, and national record-keeping efforts to track changes in populations of bird species. These are just a few of the ways we work to enhance and preserve our Island community
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