FCAS looks to a successful 2019
by John Shenot
I’m happy to report that FCAS is well positioned for a successful 2019. First, I want to thank those of you who have recently joined FCAS or renewed your membership. Second, the "appeal letter" we sent to members in December was a big success. On behalf of the Board and the membership, my heartfelt thanks go to all our generous donors. Each year, FCAS approves a budget that assumes we will have one major fundraiser to balance revenues with expenses. The appeal letter was our big 2018 fundraiser, and you more than met the Board’s expectations. We finished 2018 with a small surplus for our rainy-day fund and once again avoided the need to raise membership dues.
year, we hope to celebrate our newly-designated Important Bird Area, the Cache la Poudre Urban River Corridor in Fort Collins, with public events and signs posted at natural area kiosks. We’re working on a new interpretive kiosk along the Mason Trail, collaborating with the City and Audubon Rockies on a "Habitat Hero" project at the Fort Collins Senior Center, and we’ll start to explore another possible Important Bird Area designation for the City of Fort Collins’ Soapstone Prairie Natural Area and Larimer County’s Red Mountain Open Space. These and other projects, along with our field trips and programs, should keep us busy throughout the year.
Find FCAS on Facebook for Field Trip Information
FCAS has a Facebook page where we post announcements about upcoming field trips, last minute changes to scheduled trips, and high-lights of most of our outings. Just click on the “Like" button in the plugin to Like our page! Our announcements should then appear on your wall. You can also click on "Fort Collins Audubon Society" to be taken directly to the Facebook page. Note: All field trips are also announced in the Ptarmigan and on our website.