Youth Environmental Education
The Peace River Audubon Society continues to raise money for Youth Environmental Education within Charlotte County. Past proceeds have helped fund Audubon Adventure educational kits for area classrooms, butterfly and bird gardens at area elementary schools, and trips to the Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center for all Charlotte County 4th grade students (one land and one on the water educational outing).
Contribution checks may be mailed to Peace River Audubon Society, PO Box 510760, Punta Gorda, FL, 33951-0760. You can also help by sponsoring or participating in the PRAS Bird-A-Thon.
PRAS College Scholarship Fund
The Peace River Audubon Society College Scholarship Fund is an endowed fund to support an advanced college undergraduate environmental studies major residing in Charlotte or Desoto Counties. Our goal for the fund is $30,000 and we are making progress with every fundraising effort to meet that goal. Once the goal is attained, the interest earned will support yearly scholarships. If you would like to donate to this fund please contact our Treasurer, Jim Comfort at 941-505-0206.
If you would like to take advantage of the tax benefits for planned giving options by leaving a legacy through a bequest in your Will or through a gift annuity in yours or someone else’s memory please contact your attorney or financial advisor. Your gift will support our work while meeting your own personal needs for income, retirement planning, and tax savings.
Columbus McLeod Memorial Marker – Funded!
The Peace River Audubon Society has been actively raising funds for an historical marker to commemorate one of Charlotte Harbor’s first Audubon wardens, Columbus McLeod. Mr. McLeod disappeared on November 30, 1908 from Charlotte Harbor. Only his destroyed boat and other evidence were found. He was presumed to have been murdered while protecting wading birds during the plume trade. He was 60 years old.
Thanks to George Marks, Larry Linn, a grant from the Bureau of Historic Preservation Florida Department of State, and donations from local and state Audubon members, this goal has been realized and the marker has been installed in Ponce de Leon park.
The Peace River Audubon Society is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. Our Federal tax ID number is 59-2190872. We do not engage a professional solicitor and 100% of the funds generated by this request will be used to support our Chapter programs. Our registration number with the FDA Division of Consumer Services is SC-040701.