Peace River Audubon Society Giving Challenge

Help support the Peace River Audubon Society work toward its mission to engage in educational pursuits involving birding and the conservation of our natural environment.  These funds will be used locally with a special emphasis on education. From noon  May 1 until noon May 2 go to the Giving Challenge homepage www.givingpartnerchallenge.org and search for Peace River Audubon Society.  The 2018 Giving Challenge is presented by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County with giving strengthened by The Patterson Foundation. Enter your gift of $25 or more and receive an e-mail receipt from the Giving Challenge. The Patterson Foundation will provide a 1:1 match for each online donor’s contribution – up to $100 per donor, per organization.  Please share information about this important funding raising event — the Giving Challenge.

The Peace River Audubon Society (PRAS)  organizes and conducts a series of walkabouts, field trips, and general membership meetings annually to educate and to foster appreciation and conservation of our avian and natural resources.  We partner with Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center (CHEC) in rehabilitating and maintaining an outdoor bird blind at their Alligator Creek Facility in Punta Gorda.  We offer two $1000 scholarships  to junior or senior college students pursuing a career in environmental sciences annually. We work with local elementary schools with birding projects.  We fund a number of student campers at CHEC summer camp programs.  PRAS also continues the upkeep and maintenance of Audubon Pennington Park in Port Charlotte.