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Since organizing in 1976-77 the Society has: • Launched the internationally recognized avian rehabilitation center now known as the Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research, Inc. • Initiated first legislation to protect the Horseshoe Crab. • We have testified in support of the environment on various issues. • Brought over $4 million in penalties and settlements to Delaware from litigation against Texaco. None of this money came to Delaware Audubon. • Sponsor Audubon Adventures in elementary classrooms in all State school districts. • Initiated and maintain Bluebird Nestbox trails and housing for Purple Martins and nests for Osprey. • Successfully took legal action against a local National Wildlife Refuge that affects all National Wildlife Refuges. • Survey annually Adopt-a-Wetland. • Created multi-disciplinary educational project in accord with State Standards that features a musical composition based on the call of the Piping Plover. • Initiated the creation and publishing of the Delaware Birding Trail map. • Registered several Important Bird Areas including Delaware’s entire Coastal Zone.