Genesee Valley Audubon Society is a 501(c)(3) Not-for-Profit organization serving the communities of Western New York State in Monroe County and parts of Genesee, Livingston and Ontario Counties. The Vision of Genesee Valley Audubon Society (GVAS) is to promote environmental conservation. Our Mission is to educate and advocate for protection of the environment , focusing on birds, wildlife and habitat.
Warblers at Mt. Hope,
8AM Sunday May 19, 2013
The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an invasive beetle introduced to the Detroit area from eastern Asia in the mid-1990s that kills all species of ash tree. The EAB is currently present in 16 states including New York and has been present in Monroe County since 2010. To date, ash trees have shown no resistance to the beetle and there are no effective area wide treatments to stop EAB population growth. It appears that all ash trees in the Northeast are threatened with eventual infestation and death if no action is taken.
Check out the latest Meadowlark for event details. The latest issues of the Meadowlark is now available online.
GVAS Board team list of birds spotted in Monroe County by team members.
Greater Black-backed Gull
If you want to join or renew your membership to Genesee Valley Audubon Society and the National Audubon you can do so here.
Click the following link to take you to the National Audubon Society site to join or renew and you will be automatically renewed at the local level. Fill in our chapter ID as R21.
Thanks for taking the time to join/renew your membership! See you soon at our next event.
Join the Fun!
Did you see the movie “The Big Year” released this fall? Or maybe you attended our October program “Extreme Birder” with Lynn E. Barber. Both are about people traveling the country in attempts to see rare birds and counting as many different species as they can see in one year. The GVAS Board has decided to do a Big Year in 2012; however, we have limited ourselves to Monroe County.
The Board of Genesee Valley Audubon Society is looking for one new board member who is willing to take on a lot: we want a new President. We are prepared to send you to the Chapter Leadership Camp on Hog Island, August 26 – 31. We need someone who is prepared to be President for two years, someone to help us inspire our members to become more involved and to reach out to the community.
Click here to Join the Audubon Action Center
The Genesee Valley Audubon Society operates under a Constitution and ByLaws. For reference please see attached PDF.
Hey are you using Facebook to network and keep in contact with your family and old friends?
Joining groups of common interest?
Genesee Valley Audubon Society (GVAS) is now on Facebook. Keep up with events and field trips going on. Communicate with your friends in GVAS.
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