For Nature Education and the Conservation of Wildlife
The funds generated by the Birdathon enable SFVAS to host thousands of schoolchildren in the Sepulveda Basin Environmental Education Program, support the San Fernando Valley Bird Observatory, contribute to habitat conservation efforts and continue our mission to increase public awareness and broaden appreciation of wildlife and the natural environment. Please contribute as generously as you can!
You can donate to the Birdathon fundraiser by sending your contribution to SFVAS, PO Box 7769, Van Nuys, CA 91409 or by clicking on the “DONATE” button above.
To participate in the Birdathon is easy.
To take part in a Birdathon event check the April/May Phainopepla newsletter for dates and meeting information.
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Two ways to send your contribution -
By Check – Make checks out to San Fernando Valley Audubon Society (SFVAS). Send the completed pledge/contribution form to SFVAS, P.O. Box 7769, Van Nuys, CA 91409-7769.
Online - click the DONATE now button at the top of this screen and email your pledge information to email@example.com
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SFVAS Expenses fiscal year ended 6/30/13 – Submitted by Pat Bates, SFVAS Treasurer
How your donations are used:
The San Fernando Valley Audubon Society (SFVAS) is an all-volunteer §501(c)(3) organization. We rely on donations received in the Birdathon to fund the Sepulveda Basin Environmental Education Program (SBEEP), as well as providing funds for other education and environmental programs.
The amount of revenue SFVAS receives from the National Audubon Society only covers about 46% of the cost of preparing and mailing our newsletter, the Phainopepla. The cost of printing and mailing the Phainopepla is significant, and only partially mitigated by receipt of local dues. That said, the Phainopepla is a very important source of Chapter information including bird walk and other event schedules, information on local conservation and environmental issues, and other items of interest to the community.
Your donations help fund this valuable community resource. SBEEP is a wonderful program, providing local students in grades 4-6 with field trips led by trained naturalists. The students receive hands-on instruction in observation of wildlife and environmental issues, using binoculars and microscopes provided by SFVAS. Each year, approximately 2,000 children (and their teachers) participate in this program. The annual Birdathon is the primary source of funding for SBEEP―we thank you for your donations!
Watch for details in the April/May Phainopepla and plan to participate in one or more events! In lieu of a separate mailing, all information, sponsor forms, and donation envelopes will be included in the newsletter and at our website www.sfvaudubon.org
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