Since 1961, the Pelican Island Audubon Society, now on Oslo Road, Vero Beach, has been active in educating Indian River County residents about the unique connections between people, birds, and surrounding habitats. I made it.
At times, non-profit organizations have been called upon to advocate for the conservation of land and mangrove wetlands for the benefit of natural life.
To better serve the community, the non-profit 12 Days of Christmas Wish operates a 15-passenger van that transports students and nursing home residents to natural areas for educational programs offered by society and others. is.
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“Transportation is essential to Audubon’s mission to protect and preserve the animals, plants, the natural world and the lands and waters on which they depend through advocacy, education and public awareness,” said Richard Baker, president of the company.
Nature excursions for young people with mental and physical disabilities who live in special homes also need transportation. This non-profit organization offers over 40 free birding tours each year. With a van, even those who don’t drive can experience and learn about natural areas.
“Nature education is essential for people to understand the beauty and value of our environment, and we need transportation to further explore nature and its health benefits,” Baker said. .
Audubon regularly visits sites such as Sebastian Inlet State Park, Egret Marsh Stormwater Park, the active bird colony of the TM Goodwin Waterfowl Management Area, and Blue Cypress Lake, where passengers take boat tours.
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how to help
- Who: Pelican Island Audubon Society
- Wish: 15 seater van
- cost: $57,000
- Donation method: Please contact Richard Baker at email@example.com or 772-587-3520.
About this series
The Treasure Coast nonprofit that researches, protects, restores and advocates for clean water, especially the St. Lucie River and Indian River Lagoon, needs more than holiday cheer to continue its mission. TCPalm.com features a different organization each day from his traditional 12 Days of Christmas from his December 25th to his January 5th.
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