Conservation

Mission: to monitor and keep the Club advised of conservation issues as they affect birds and bird habitat; to recommend to Council each year an appropriate use for Conservation Funds; to help raise Conservation Funds; and to recommend to Council a recipient(s) each year for the Rosalie Edge Conservation Award, if such a recipient is appropriate that year.

conservation@dvoc.org

Each year the DVOC raises money for our Conservation Fund. Most of the funds are raised as part of the DVOC’s participation in NJ Audubon’s World Series of Birding but other donations are certainly accepted. All funds collected in a calendar year are distributed to one or more organizations recommended by the Conservation Committee and approved by Council. For further information on donating – conservation@dvoc.org

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The DVOC is a 501(c)(3) organization.
Contributions to DVOC are tax-deductible.

Rosalie Edge Conservation Award

Awarded at the annual banquet to one or more non-members, not necessarily a part of the birding community, in recognition of work done that has made a significant contribution to conservation of the environment.

Rosalie Edge Conservation Award Recipients

Conservation Grants

Using funds primarily generated by our World Series of Birding team, the DVOC makes one or more grants every year one or more organizations recommended by the Conservation Committee and approved by Council

Year funds expended
Recipient
Amount
Purpose
2015 Project
Snowstorm
$800 Snowy Owl Research
2014 The
Peregrine Fund
$1800.00 American
Kestrel Parnership
2014 Green
Lane Park, PA
$880.05 American Kestrel Conservation
2013 Willistown
Conservation Trust
$3738.78 Young
Birder Program
2012 Hawk
Mountain Sanctuary
$3257.00 Publication of the Kestrel
Brochure
2011 2nd
PA Breeding Bird Atlas
$3398.26 Publication of the final report
2010 Friends
of the Heinz NWR
$3438.26 Bird Safe Glass Demonstration
Project
2010 Witmer
Stone Sanctuary Initiative
$300 Supporting the re-establishment
of the Witmer Stone Sanctuary in Cape May
2009 Willistown
Conservation Trust
$3994.90 Bird Banding Project
2009 Academy
of Natural Sciences
$1000 Summer
Intern in the Ornithology Department
2009 AOU National Convention $300 Shade grown coffee promotion
2008 Ned
Smith Center for Nature and Art
$3382.55 Saw-whet
Owl Banding and Research
2008 Tom
Bailey
, Hannah Suthers
$400 Bird Banding
2007 Academy
of Natural Sciences
$2000

Summer
Interns in the Ornithology Department

Click Here for images of the interns
in action

2006 Montgomery
County Lands Trust
$3500 Conservation of the Great Blue
Heron rookery along Swamp Creek, Montgomery County, PA
2005
National
Biodiversity Parks
$250 In support of the Lakehurst
Bird Census
2005
Friends of Silver
Lake Nature Center
$300 In support of “Everything
Birds”
2005
Conserve
Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey
$4000 Horseshoe Crab and Redknot
Conservation in Delaware Bay
2004
Tri-State
Bird Rescue and Research
$500 In response to the 11/26/04
Delaware River Oil Spill
2004
Pennypack
Ecological Restoration Trust
$3950 Habitat Restoration at PERT

Click here for images of restoration
project

2003
$5000
2002
$2000
2001
$2500
2001
$300
2001
$300
2000
 
$320
2000
$500
Osprey
Platforms
2000
$500
Brightview
Farm
1999
 
$515
1999
$300
Meng Farm
1997
$500
Land
perservation
1997
$500
Gandy’s
Beach Preserve / Horseshoe Crab preservation
1997
$500
Wollman
Tract
Chester Co. (Headwaters of Marsh Creek)
 
New Jersey
Conservation Foundation
 
Dot and
Brooks Evert Preserve, Four Mile Springs Preserve
1996
 
$174
 
1995
 
$250
Osprey
Platform at Tinicim
1995
Nature
Conservancy
$500
Manumuskian
Project (NJ)
1994
 
$500
Two Mile
Run Project (Poconos)
1993
 
$200
 
1991
 
$500
 
1988
 
$890
 
1987
 
$300
 
1986
 
$25
Freshwater
Wetlands

Click Here for Conservation Corner 2011 – a running list of issues of interest to our members
Click Here
for Conservation Corner 2010
Click Here for Conservation Corner 2009
Click Here for Conservation Corner 2008
Click Here for Conservation Corner 2007
Click Here for Conservation Corner 2006