General Meeting and Program
Planning for the Future of the Cranes and the Platte River
by Rowe Sanctuary staff
January 12, 2017
6300 A Street
Please join Wachiska and Rowe Sanctuary staff to learn more about National Audubon's strategic plan and the future of the cranes and Nebraska's Platte River.
New Meeting Location!
After months of discussion and input from our membership, we are pleased to announce that our monthly general meeting is moving to a more central, much more accessible location.
Beginning with this January meeting, Wachiska will be holding general meetings with speaker and refreshments still beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the
Unitarian Church of Lincoln
6300 A Street
(immediately east of Pius High School)
No Stairs! Close-to-the-door parking! Lots of room to mingle!
We are trying this on a six-month trial basis. Many thanks to Union College for graciously providing meeting space for the past 25+ years.
Don Poggensee's Mysterious Northern
Sunday, January 15
We head to Ida Grove, Iowa, where Don Poggensee faithfully tracks the movements of elfin-sized Saw-whet Owls.
Welcome to Wachiska Audubon Society
Our 44th Year of Protecting Nature 1973 - 2017
Wachiska Audubon Society was chartered in 1973 as a local chapter of the National Audubon Society to serve 17 counties in Southeast Nebraska. It is one of four such chapters in Nebraska. Dr. Walter Bagley and Betsy Finch founded the local chapter, which began with about a dozen interested folks.
It was thought that Wachiska was an Omaha Indian word meaning land of many streams at a time when Nebraska was considered to have more miles of waterways than any of the contiguous states.
The Mission of the Wachiska
Audubon Society is to preserve and restore native grasslands
and other natural ecosystems, promote birding, support native wildlife, provide educational opportunities
and advocate on behalf of our natural environment and sustainability, especially in Southeastern Nebraska.
Monthly meetings feature guest speakers and
programs on a variety of nature and environmental topics.
Numerous field trips and special events such as the annual Christmas Bird
Count, Birdathon and Backyard Habitat Tour highlight
the program year and draw thousands of people from the community.
Wachiska Audubon provides volunteer and monetary
support to local nature centers and sanctuaries such as Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center and Pioneers Park Nature Center.
Our chapter takes pride in its role of
preserving several tallgrass prairie remnants located in
counties in Southeast Nebraska.
Please follow the navigation
bar above to learn more about our chapter!
Wachiska Audubon Society
4547 Calvert St. Ste 10
Lincoln, NE 68506-5643
||Conservation Committee, Wachiska office,
5:30 p.m. (NOTE new date from now on)
||Donor Development Committee, Wachiska office, 3:00 p.m.
||General Meeting, "Planning for the Future for Cranes & the Platte," by Rowe Sanctuary staff, Unitarian Church, 6300 A Street, 7:00 p.m.
(NOTE change of meeting place) DETAILS HERE
||Field Trip to Ida Grove, IA , to see owls, 9:15 a.m. DETAILS HERE
||Newsletter deadline, Wachiska office, 5:00 p.m.
||Board Meeting, Wachiska office, 7:00 p.m.
(NOTE new date from now on)
Legislation Committee, DaVinci's, 11th & G,
Population/Environment Committee, Wachiska office, 7:00 p.m.
||NO Education Committee meeting in January