SFVAS APPEALS DECISION ON THE HIDDEN CREEKS ESTATES DEVELOPMENT

The environmentally destructive Hidden Creeks Estates gated housing development proposed by a Texas land and oil field developer, Forestar Group Inc., was recently approved by an Advisory Agency of the City of Los Angeles Planning Department. The developers plan to build 188 large homes on 245 acres in a currently unincorporated

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New T-shirts for Sale!

Three new T-shirts are now available for sale.  The shirts come in three colors: Army Green (Adult sizes), Dark Teal (Ladies cut), and Indigo Blue (Adult Long Sleeve).  All three shirt styles have the “Heron Tracks” design and  come in sizes S-XXL.  Our chapter logo is imprinted in matching ink

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Family Bird Walks

Second Saturday Bird Walks For Families and Beginners   9:00 – 11:00 a.m. October through March   Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve    (FREE)   San Fernando Valley Audubon will lead bird walks for families and beginners on second Saturdays, October 2015 – March 2016.  (Saturdays Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 12,

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Update on the Ecology Pond at Chatsworth Nature Preserve

As they left the August 6th public meeting with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP), the SFVAS contingent and others present breathed a sigh of relief and harbored cautious optimism regarding the future of the Ecology Pond and DWP’s commitment to preserving the wildlife habitat in the

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Piute Ponds Treat

Piute Ponds is a favorite birding spot and many of our members in the Antelope Valley and Santa Clarita areas visit it often for birding. The Lancaster Photography Club has invited out members to attend a meeting about the site and how to obtain wonderful photographs there. The meeting will

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NOTE: We have a NEW General Membership Meeting Location

Starting September 2015 we will be having our General Membership Meetings at: San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center, 18312 Oxnard Street, Tarzana, 91356, Tel: 818/697-5525 We are delighted to move to a new meeting place for our General Membership Meetings. It is an Art Gallery as well as a meeting

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Chatsworth Nature Preserve Ecology Pond drying up!!

We are approaching a serious emergency with the Ecology Pond at Chatsworth Nature Preserve.  The pond is close to drying up, and DWP has thus far refused to provide any make-up water under the guise of the drought.  Please review the attached flyer being distributed by area residents.  We need

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Just Sit Back and Bird! by Jeanne Kolasz

Saturday, May 9 was great weather for the “Big Sit” Birdathon event at the Sepulveda Basin. Jeanne Polak- Recht and Linda Jones were both there to lead the event. Jeanne reports sightings of 21 species. Eight people were there to sit on chairs or cushions or the ground to enjoy

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Exploring the wilds of Los Angeles with bird-watcher Scott Logan

Saturday, May 2nd marked Bird LA Day – a citywide celebration of all things birds, with nature walks, a bird sketching workshop and a picnic along the LA River. I met up with birding enthusiast Scott Logan at Franklin Canyon Park, located in a beautiful canyon above Beverly Hills, in the eastern part

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Let’s Go Native!!

There will be a free garden show entitled “Let’s Go Native” on May 17th from 10 to 5 at the Tarzana Community Center, 19130 Ventura Blvd (corner of Vanalden).  Alan Pollack, our Audubon-at-Home chair, will be tabling there with lots of information to hand out and giving his somewhat curtailed slide show/lecture entitled “Restoring Habitat,

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