Audubon Ohio News - September 25, 2002

  • From: "SINGER, Deborah" <DSINGER@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'audubonoh-news@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'" <audubonoh-news@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 14:43:06 -0400

Audubon Ohio News - September 25, 2002

CONTENTS
1.  COAC Autumn Retreat 2002
2.  Audubon Adventures Program Update
3.  TAKE ACTION:  Oppose the Great Lakes Navigation System Review
4.  TAKE ACTION:  Support Ohio H.B. 199

1.  COAC Autumn Retreat 2002
From Jack Smith, Interim President:  The Coalition of Ohio Audubon Chapters
(COAC) cordially invites you to its Autumn Retreat 2002:  Charting a New
Course.  Many of you received a flier in the mail announcing this event.
The flier was missing the dates, unfortunately!   Here are the details:

Where: Mohican Outdoor School, Butler, Ohio
When:  Saturday and Sunday, November 2nd & 3rd
Fee: $60 (includes meals and lodging)
Registration Deadline:  October 12, 2002

A registration form is below:
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Please print
Chapter _____________________________________ 
Name(s) ____________________________________
Address_____________________________________
City_________________________________________
State____________ Zip ________________
Phone_______________________________________
E-mail_______________________________________

Fee per person:  $60.00 includes Saturday lunch, snack, dinner and lodging;
Sunday breakfast and lunch

_____ Herbivore  _____ Omnivore
_____Other dietary needs (specify) ______________________

Check Enclosed                   Total  _______________________

DEADLINE:  October 12, 2002

Make check payable to "Coalition of Audubon Chapters"

Send to: Alan Dolan, Interim Treasurer 
P.O. Box 935
Massillon, OH  44648
330-832-2491
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2. Audubon Adventures Program Update
Over the last year, the Audubon Adventures department has been working to
introduce major improvements in its customer service and order processing
capabilities at no additional cost to chapters.  Here are some of the new
benefits to those ordering Audubon Adventures this year and in the future:

·       Greatly improved order processing time:  orders that are complete,
correct, and include payment will be shipped within 72 hours of receipt.
Next day shipment will also be available
·       New toll-free Order Help Line with extended hours:  Operators will
be available from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Central Time, Monday through
Friday, to answer questions and take orders over the phone.
·       Coming soon:  Order Audubon Adventures over the Internet!  Beginning
this fall, orders can be placed online!  No paperwork with this new
streamlined ordering process via the Web.
·       Increased program offerings:  With new customer service procedures
in place, we are focusing our core staff's time on creating new and exciting
program offerings:  new products, teacher training initiatives, after-school
clubs, and much more!  Stay tuned!

The Audubon Adventures Program can be reached in a variety of ways:

To place orders, check the status of an order, etc., please contact the
Ordering Department, P.O. Box 625, Mt. Morris, IL  61054;  Phone (800)
340-6546; Fax (815) 734-5888. 

For assistance with program promotion, education initiatives, etc., please
contact the Editorial/Program Office, 700 Broadway, New York, NY  10003;
Phone (800) 813-5037; Fax (212) 979-3148; Email education@xxxxxxxxxxxx

This information, as well as order forms, can also be found online:
http://www.audubon.org/educate/aa/

3.  TAKE ACTION:  Oppose the Great Lakes Navigation System Review
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is planning a project that would require
harmful dredging and deepening of Lake Erie and other Great Lakes shipping
lanes and harbors. This project poses serious threats to our ecosystems and
public health. Ohio communities all along the Lake Erie coastline will be
affected. Congress is now considering whether to provide funding to expand
the study. Please contact your representative today and tell him or her to
put a stop to this harmful project before it begins!

To learn more, just go to actionnetwork.org/campaign/Protect_Lake_Erie.  You
can send a fax for free through the Sustainable Ohio Action Partnership
(SOAP). If you have any questions about this issue or about SOAP, please
contact Deborah Singer at ohio@xxxxxxxxxxx or (614) 224-3303. 

4.  TAKE ACTION: Support Ohio H.B. 199
Under current Ohio law a construction and demolition debris landfill can be
sited immediately adjacent to a wetland, lake, river, stream, water well,
nature preserve, or park. Ohio House Bill 199 would provide minimum setbacks
from each of these. The bill would also require background checks, post
closure care, and some additional monitoring requirements. It is time to
contact members of  the State Government Committee which is considering the
bill. Blackbrook Audubon Society has already met with their representative
to brief him on their position. We hope that other chapters can follow
Blackbrook's lead--meeting with committee members and/or generating calls
and letters in their districts. The State Government Committee members are
Jim Carmichael (R) District 07, Gary W. Cates (R) District 58, Patricia
Clancy (R) District 35, Larry L. Flowers (R) District 24, Anthony A. Latell,
Jr. (D) District 67, Mary Rose Oakar (D) District 13, Sylvester D. Patton,
Jr. (D) District 64, Jon M. Peterson (R) District 80, Tim Schaffer (R)
District 06, Barbara A. Sykes (D) District 44, John J. White (R) District
42, Charlie Wilson (D) District 99, Ron Young (R) District 69. Contact
Cheryl Ray, Blackbrook Audubon Society (440-974-5451), or Susan Studer King
at the Ohio Environmental Council (614-487-7506) for more information and
background resources that can be emailed to you.

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