IAS Annual Membership Meeting & Fall Gathering

Illinois Audubon Society’s Annual Members Meeting will take place at the Trutter Center on the campus of Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield, Illinois.

An informal get-together will be offered on Friday night and field trips on Saturday and Sunday mornings will be available.

A block or rooms is available until September 21 at the Baymont Inn & Suites. Reservations can be made by calling 217.529.6655. Mention “Illinois Audubon Society” to receive the group rate of $74.99+tax/night for two double beds or one king size.

More information and registration forms will be available on the website and in the Cardinal News.

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Become a RiverWatch Citizen Scientist!

riverwatch samplingIllinois RiverWatch Training Workshop Coming to Southern Illinois

What: THE ILLINOIS RIVERWATCH NETWORK TRAINING WORKSHOP
When: SATURDAY, MARCH 24TH from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: JOHN A. LOGAN COLLEGE, 700 COLLEGE RD, BLDG H, RM H-127, CARTERVILLE
Who to Contact: NATE KEENER, PROGRAM COORDINATOR – (618) 468-2782 or nkeener@lc.edu

riverwatch refresher workshopEvent Details: The Illinois RiverWatch Network is a statewide, non-profit, volunteer stream monitoring program. Volunteers are trained and certified as “Citizen Scientists” to monitor and protect a local stream. Upon completing training and becoming certified, volunteers adopt a stream site and examine indicators of water quality like stream habitat and the diversity of species such as dragonfly nymphs, beetle larva, midges, and snails. Citizen Scientists play an important role in helping identify potentially degraded waters and areas that may need better protection.

To register, email Nate or call him at 618-468-2782 nkeener@lc.edu. Registration is $50. Children may attend but must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. The registration deadline is March 17th.

Amphibians of Southern Illinois

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Marbled salamander. Photo by Tony Gerard

Join us for a special presentation by Tony Gerard on amphibians of Illinois with special emphasis on our frogs and toads. Tony’s infectious exuberance and vast knowledge of amphibians are sure to delight and inform.

Everyone welcome!

Carbondale Township Hall
217 E. Main Street