Staying Connected Over The Summer
by John Shenot
By tradition, FCAS does not publish a newsletter in June, July, or August. It’s been that way since before I joined the organization, and this year will be no different. So, since this will be the last newsletter you receive before September, I want to preview what we have planned for the summer and explain how you can stay connected.
First, the Board of Directors will continue to meet monthly throughout the summer to take care of chapter business and plan our fall activities. Second, FCAS will be making a presentation at the 2021 Poudre River Festival on how birds use the Poudre River. Third, we are working on plans for participating in additional educational events in our community and creating some cool, new educational materials. Fourth, we’ll continue to monitor pending and proposed actions by national, state, and local government agencies, and we’ll speak up for our members any time it’s appropriate. And fifth, we’re hoping to be able to resume field trips sometime this summer. It could be a very busy summer, indeed!
Since we won’t be publishing a newsletter for a few months, but will be doing all those things, you may be wondering how you—our members—will know what’s going on. The answer is to follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/FortCollinsAudubonSociety) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/fcaudubon). We’ll send emails to the members for whom we have email addresses if anything important happens, but social media tools are our primary means of communicating with members (and non-member “friends”) on routine matters in the summertime. If we need your help on a conservation issue, we’ll put something on Facebook and Instagram. Or if you want to bring an issue to our attention, you can leave us a message on either platform. If we are able to schedule a field trip or want you to know about an interesting community event, that’s where we’ll announce it. I hope you’ll join the hundreds of followers we already have on these social media platforms. Have a great summer!