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  Bay County Audubon Society

  Chapter Goals for 2017-18
All of our goals are within reach if we work to make them happen. 
If you would like to work on any of these projects, call any board member or officer, or come to
a membership meeting.
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Bay County Audubon Society (BCAS) was founded in 1962 by citizens dedicated to the preservation of natural areas and  wildlife habitat.  One of our primary goals is to increase
the awareness and appreciation of wildlife and the natural habitat upon which it depends. Bay County Audubon Society has been a 501(c)(3)  not-for-profit organization since 1975.

Bay County Audubon Society is a local chapter of Florida Audubon and the National Audubon Society serving Panama City and surrounding areas in Bay, Gulf, Calhoun, Washington, Holmes and Jackson County.



BCAS GOALS FOR 2017-18

1. Enhance community education and outreach efforts to inform the general public about factors that contribute           to habitat change/loss by establishing a Plants for Birds committee  emphasizing the use of native plants.

2. Continue ongoing efforts to develop and  support for Bay County wildlife rehabilitation options. 

3. Develop strategies to increase Chapter membership  and retention.

4. Cultivate Chapter leadership through outreach to our members and fill all vacant offices and committee chair           positions.

5. Participate in important local, state, and National events that support best conservation practices by service             on advisory committees for  State Park Unit Management plans and water quality management programs.      

6. In concert with other members of the Northwest Regional Conservation Committee, develop a BCAS                         advocacy plan  for Florida Forever and other land acquisition programs.

7.Continue sound management of Laidlaw Preserve, Parker Audubon Preserve and other BCAS  properties                 with a particular emphasis on removal of exotic invasive plants.