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Audubon Goes to Congress to Protect the Arctic Refuge

Linda Hodges (Conservation Chair for Aiken Audubon Society, Colorado Springs) and Gina DiGiallonardo (Audubon Rockies board member, Fort Collins) joined other Audubon members from Maine, Ohio, Arizona, and South Carolina in Washington, DC to voice their strong opposition to the House Budget Committee’s 2018 proposed budget that will open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas development – most notably the refuge’s biologically important coastal plain. Together, they called on these key delegates to remove the detrimental language from the budget and leave some wilderness for future generations of birds and people. Read more, and click the link below to stand with the Arctic Refuge.

Help Gina & Linda Take a Stand for the Arctic Refuge

Saturday, February 24, 2018, 8 am – 1:30 pm
Getting Green Laws:  Environmental Topics in the Colorado  Legislature

Audubon of Greater Denver and the Sierra Club Denver Metro Network are teaming up for another great session on Getting Green Laws passed in our State legislature.   Activists from both groups network on how to best contact legislators, which legislators are major players, how to effectively communicate environmental concerns to them, and what environmental topics are “hot”  for 2018.   Armed with this information, and advised by our lobbyists, they can then help to protect our wildlife, water, and landscapes.

The GGL meeting is always highlighted by Audubon lobbyist Jen Boulton’s entertaining description of the bills, the process, and the personalities involved.   A panel of experts on one of more of the “hot” topics follows up on her talk, and we then host legislators to talk about their interests and listen to ours.  This gives us an opportunity to meet and engage them on issues of concern to us as environmentalists.

The cost of the Forum is $12 in advance and $15 at the door and includes a breakfast snack and lunch.  You can register and pay by credit card on line at www.denveraudubon.org.   Alternatively, call the Audubon office at 303-973-9530, Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., or send your check to: Audubon of Greater Denver, 9308 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Littleton, CO 80128.

Colorado offers great outdoor resources;  let’s work to protect them!

What:  Getting Green Laws, a meeting to acquaint us with the “hot” environmental bills of 2018, cosponsored by Audubon of Greater Denver and the Sierra Club

Where:  First Plymouth Church, 3501 S. Colorado Boulevard, Denver (SW corner of Colorado and Hampden)

 Continued:  First 20 people under 30 who register will get in free!

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