Vancouver, Washington (Clark County)

 

Vancouver is located near the Oregon-Washington border on the Columbia River and north of Portland, OR.

Mission Statement:

Vancouver Audubon believes in the wisdom

of nature’s design and promotes this through education, involvement, stewardship, enjoyment

and advocacy.

VAS site maintained by:      Sherry Hagen:   littlebirder@comcast.net

 

VAS Website is hosted  by Infinity Internet:   www.iinet.com   Vancouver, WA

Text Box: Next Meeting: 
Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

 Annual Fall Potluck Dinner
Time: 6:00 PM
Please bring a main dish, salad or dessert to serve at least 10 people to share. Bring your own table service (plate, utensils, cup, napkins, etc) and  your own drinks. 

General Meeting & Program
 Time: 7:00 PM      
Hanford Nuclear Site 

Speaker:  Dan Serres,  
     Conservation Director of Columbia Riverkeeper. 

Dan will present to us about the Hanford Nuclear Site in Eastern Washington where the U.S. government produced plutonium for the nation's nuclear weapons arsenal. The resulting radioactive and chemical pollution threatens the Hanford Reach, a free-flowing 50-mile stretch of the Columbia River. The Hanford Reach, protected as a national monument eighteen years ago, offers one of the most unique habitats for fish and wildlife in the entire region and a source of drinking water for the Tri-Cities. He will focus on efforts to clean up the Hanford site's contaminated structures, soils, and groundwater. Dan will discuss a controversial proposal by the U.S. Department of Energy to reclassify high-level waste in Hanford's tanks, a precursor to leaving high-level waste buried at the site indefinitely. Dan will also present findings from a report that Riverkeeper released this summer which explores the long-term consequences of Energy's cleanup approach for area tribes and the general public.
 

























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Next Birding Trip:    Rare Bird Run
                        

Leader:  Cindy McCormack  509-939-4448    nwbirder@gmail.com
When: Oct. 13, Saturday     
Time: 8:00 AM
Meet at: Salmon Creek Park & Ride at 134th St.   (Tenney St) & 10th Ave.

Please sign-up at the meeting or at the email address above. 
 ***It is important that you sign up with an email address or phone number in order to be contacted in case of a late cancelation of the trip. Otherwise you may show up and no one is at the meeting place.        

This could be an all-day trip depending on what birds are available. 
Bring lunch and Good Weather!!!   
                                           We will carpool.  
                       Do not forget to pay your driver for gas.

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Membership Dues
Renewal Date is September 1st
Membership is defined at Vancouver Audubon Society (VAS) in our constitution which can be checked out by clicking on the button on the left for a more thorough explanation.

Membership dues are $20 and members will receive the Columbia Flyway newsletter and will be entitled to one vote for elections and other voted activities. The VAS newsletter can be received either by mail (black & white) or by emailed (a color pdf).

      Established December 1975

Vancouver Audubon Meets at the:

Clark County Genealogical Society

717 Grand Boulevard (Grand & Evergreen)  Vancouver, Washington

(just south of Mill Plain on NE corner)