Sarasota Audubon Society is an extremely active chapter of National Audubon. With close to 1,400 members, we are able to help birds and wildlife thrive in Sarasota County. Here are some of our conservation and education efforts worthy of your support.
Why Donate to Sarasota Audubon?
Gift the Gift of Nature!
Here are three reasons to support the campaign for a Nature Center at the Celery Fields:
- To provide more environmental programming, especially for children
- As stewards in place at the Fields, we can ensure that the area is managed for birds and wildlife
- The Nature Center will also act as a drop in center for eco-tourism visitors to beautiful Sarasota County
Support the Celery Fields Explorers Program
In January 2013, we launched our Celery Fields Explorers program for Sarasota County schoolchildren. With support from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation which provided matching funds (the program costs $20,000 per year and SAS members provided half) for us to launch the program, we were able to provide education and transportation for more than 1100 schoolchildren who came to the Fields for environmental education. Operated by Around the Bend Nature Tours, the program is standards based and fun too!
Protect Our Beach Nesting Birds
2014: With another successful year of beach nesting bird protection, 6 Snowy Plovers, 83 Black Skimmers, and 12 Least Terns managed to get to fledgling stage. These imperiled species live on our beaches and lay their eggs right on the sand underneath our feet. These chicks would not have made it without the help of more than 50 volunteers. And, at our May meeting, we honored the Chick Check Team, a group of core volunteers who monitored nest sites each and every day, April through August during 2010 and re-upped for 2011. What dedication!
Read more about the BNB program and find out how to volunteer here.
Join Our Chapter
Sarasota Audubon is one of the most active chapters in Florida! We invite you to join our chapter! Read about member benefits here.
Pay partial or full cost for your upcoming trip here.
We invite you to support our chapter’s campaign for a Nature Center at the Celery Fields, an oasis of wetlands and wildlife. We’ve begun construction – please come out and follow our progress at the Celery Fields. Your purchase of a Commemorative Brick will help us take the next step towards building a path to the future!
Many thanks for considering a donation.
For any other questions about our conservation and education efforts, contact Jeanne Dubi, President, Sarasota Audubon Society at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarasota Audubon is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. A copy of the official registration of the Sarasota Audubon Society (CH29580) and its financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free (800) 432-7352 within the State of Florida. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state. 100% of donations go to the organization.