What is the Sycamore Audubon Society?
Organized in 1975, SAS is a chapter of the National Audubon Society – a world wide environmental oganization. SAS’s membership consists of National Audubon Society members living in Benton, Carroll, Clinton, Tippecanoe, Warren, and White counties. Membership in the National Audubon Society and residence in one of those counties automatically involves membership in SAS. With over 500 members, the Sycamore Audubon Society is the largest environmental group in mid-north Indiana. The chapter is named for a race of the Yellow-throated Warbler (Setophaga dominicus) which nests in sycamore trees along Indiana’s waterways, and is thus called the “Sycamore” Warbler.
What is Our Purpose?
Although SAS’s activities are quite diverse, they are all ultimately connected to the single purpose of defending our natural environment.
How Do We Work Towards Our Goals?
- Environmental Education
- Teacher Workshops
- Classroom Presentations
- Sponsor Audubon Adventures in local schools
- Environmental presentations at teacher conferences
Fund habitat preservation in Indiana, the nation and the world
Cooperate with other local environmental groups
Assist with workdays at local and state natural areas
- Support lobbying efforts
- Organize phone tree for activists
- Speak out at public meeting for environmental values
- Inform membership on pros and cons of current environmental bills and issues
- Founding member of Hoosier Environmental Coalition and Hoosier
- Audubon Council