National Audubon Society, Inc.

Rating: 3 stars   17 reviews

Issues: Environment

Location: 225 Varick Street, 7th Floor New York NY 10014 USA

Mission: Audubon's mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.
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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

Audubon birders are out in the field all the time and are a daily watchdog for the protection of habitat - act local, think global. I first volunteered with the Massachusetts Audubon Society. We created a national deicing salt pollution awareness and reduction campaign, as it was killing trees and polluting ground water. Now in NY we saved funding for nature centers in the parks, which provide many free educational programs about birds for kids, our watchdogs of the future. National Audubon provides critical funding, coordination, and leadership.

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

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Very Well

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Definitely

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I've been an Audubon member for over 20 years. In the past 11 years, I've seen the organization up close and personal - as a member, then donor, then volunteer, and state board member, then chapter founder. I started a chapter in NC because I found the staff dedicated, passionate, supportive, hard-working, rigorous in their research, frugal, and believing in their work and that of Audubon, and always approachable. Audubon has a proven track record over its 110 years and continues to adapt to changing environmental and conservation needs using birds as the medium of focus - for example, their identification of Important Bird Areas (IBAs) regionally and globally. My opinions of Audubon, its staff, and mission have not waned but strengthened over the years as I've become more involved. The current leadership will take Audubon into a new, exciting era, bringing its mission closer to us all - young and old. Their approach of Major Flyways and the latest technology will enable us to identify environmental concerns through birds in our areas and the ramification of our actions along the whole flyway - north to south, summering and wintering grounds. I continue to volunteer and donate to Audubon and plan to do so long into the future.

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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

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Definitely

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2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with Audubon for over twenty-five years as a member and volunteer. Through that time, Audubon has consistently been one of the premier voices for conservation and the environment in America. Audubon emphasizes science as the basis for sound policy and action, which means that they are both credible and effective.

The organization certainly is not perfect, but there really is no other group that covers such a wide range of environmental issues and has the credibility that Audubon has. I feel that my Audubon activities, including involvement in my local Audubon chapter and in larger issues, have made a difference both in my local community as well as regionally and nationally.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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