Adopted November 27, 2017
THE MISSION OF THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY AUDUBON SOCIETY is
- To promote the conservation of natural resources and to preserve and enhance wildlife habitats and biodiversity
- To increase appreciation of bird life and the natural environment through education, presentations, guided bird walks and other activities
- To foster opportunities for a diverse population to come together for the protection and celebration of avian life
Nothing in the mission statement is to be interpreted as being in conflict or contradictory with the chapter’s constitution and by-laws.
The San Fernando Valley Audubon Society was founded in 1906 and incorporated in 1913. As such, it was the first Audubon chapter in California and took the name, “California Audubon Society.” Since then, dozens of California chapters have been formed, but we’ve kept the corporate name, while “doing business as” San Fernando Valley Audubon. Recently, a trove of Phainopepla newsletters has begun being digitized and added to our “Phainopepla Archives” page (see “Resources” menu at the top of the site). Here is the “Mission Statement” as it read in October of 1928, when the first newsletter was published:
Other than the simple fact of inflation, nothing has changed about our goals and ideals.