Archive for December, 2016

December 15th, 2016

Friends Forward Newsletter December 2016


Thank You for Your Work in 2016
This has been a year for the record books. The National Wildlife Refuge System – with Friends groups as our strong right hand – has touched and improved the lives of millions.”Read more from Refuge Chief Cynthia Martinez.
Urban Friends
From dollars and cents to hammers, nails and knowledgeable volunteers, Friends are helping refuges engage their urban neighbors.Read More

December 2nd, 2016

Join the Christmas Bird Count

Audubon’s 117th Christmas Bird Count will take place this fall/winter between the inclusive dates of Wednesday, December 14th, 2016through Thursday, January 5th, 2017.
The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is a long-standing program of the National Audubon Society, with over 100 years of citizen science involvement. It is an early-winter bird census, where thousands of volunteers across the US, Canada and many countries in the Western Hemisphere, go out over a 24 hour period on one calendar day to count birds. Since the Christmas Bird count began over a century ago, it has relied on the dedication and commitment of volunteers like you. From beginner birder to advanced, everyone can participate!

For more info and to sign up click here.

December 2nd, 2016

King Tides Are Coming

The California King Tides Project is asking members of the public to photograph extreme high tides along their local coastline to highlight how coastal homes, infrastructure, and ecological habitats may be affected by future sea level rise.
Upcoming King Tide Dates:
Dec. 13th at 7:54am
Dec. 14th at 8:37am
Jan. 10th at 6:58am
Jan. 11th at 7:43am
Jan. 12th at 8:28am

Please feel free to promote and participate in the king tides project! Participants can learn more about the California King Tides Project at:

We encourage participants to take before and after photos in order to fully demonstrate the magnitude of king tides. Sample photos from previous years are below.
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