Mission: The Golden Gate Audubon Society engages people to experience the wonder of birds and translate that wonder into action; and protect native bird populations and their habitats.
Results: Number of schools served in Eco-Education program:
Six in Oakland, four in Richmond, two in San Francisco
Number of students served:
• Over 700 students annually in grades three through six
• Over 15,000 students and family members since 1999
Habitat restored and maintained:
• Lead agency for wetlands restoration at Martin Luther King Jr. Shoreline in Oakland and Pier 94 in San Francisco.
• Supporting agency for white-crowned sparrow habitat at the bison paddock in Golden Gate Park, and coastal scrub habitat at Land’s End (San Francisco).
• GGAS advocacy helped launch restoration projects at the Emeryville Crescent, Berkeley Meadow, Eastshore State Park, Heron’s Head Park, and Crissy Field Lagoon.
• GGAS is currently advocating for creation of a national wildlife reserve at Alameda Point, a key nesting site for endangered California least terns.
Target demographics: connect people with birds and support for a healthy environment
Direct beneficiaries per year: over 200 students and their families in Eco Education, over 150 free field trips in the community, and we advocated birds and their habitats locally.
Geographic areas served: Alameda, Contra Costa and San Francisco counties
Programs: an Eco-Education program to title one 3rd and 4th grad students and their families, over 100 free field trips for members and the public, low cost birding classes, 5 or more volunteer habitat restoration opportunities each month, and local conservation advocacy.
GGAS is a wonderful local resource. Their field trips are terrific and their publication, The Gull, is a great way to learn about local goings-on in birding/ecology circles. Plus, the people who staff the office are so friendly and helpful. We are lucky to have GGAS.