Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society (DOAS) seeks to identify and help fund local projects that address climate change through the Audubon in Action 2021 Community Climate Action grant program. Applications for funding are open for individuals and community members, schools, colleges and college groups, non-profit organizations, and municipalities.
DOAS is committed to the protection of birds and habitats that are under threat from climate change. According to a study conducted by Audubon Society, climate change currently threatens 389 bird species in North America – two-thirds of all the species on the continent. Locally, even common species such as Canada Goose, American Woodcock, and American Goldfinch are vulnerable to habitat loss from climate change. The grants provided by the Community Climate Action program will fund projects that protect birds and their habitats against climate change on a local level.
Applicants are encouraged to think locally about the habitats, species, and communities in Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society’s region that may be lost or threatened by climate change. Proposed projects can address climate change in a variety of ways – through environmental stewardship and preservation, building native plant bird habitats, engaging in sustainable or carbon reducing practices such as waste reduction, or composting, providing public education or communications with elected officials.
Projects must take place within the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society’s chapter region, which includes northern Delaware County, Otsego County, eastern Chenango County, and western Schoharie County, as well as small regions in southern Herkimer and Montgomery Counties.
Project proposals are due by 5PM on Friday, May 14 2021. Informational sessions will be provided via Zoom on April 8 and 29 at 7pm. Pre-registration is required (registration links are in the application document). Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society looks forward to receiving proposals from throughout our region which will impact our local environment and wildlife. Recipients of funding will be announced on May 28, 2021.
Download the Information and Application Document at the link below. Once completed, please email as an attachment to DOAS at firstname.lastname@example.org with Subject: Climate Action Project Application.
For further information or to request a project application, reach out to Susan O’Handley at email@example.com or leave a voicemail at 607-397-3815.