Red Rock Audubon Members Awarded National Audubon Collaborative Grants to Promote Bird-Friendly Communities
Two of our members applied for and received grants totaling $1,085 from National Audubon to fund local conservation projects.
Crissi Hachinski will use her grant to show the public various ways to prevent birds from colliding into windows. Up to one BILLION birds die each year in the United States when they fly into glass windows, according to the American Bird Conservancy. Crissi will apply two types of window treatments at the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve Visitor's Center as an example for others to follow. She hopes to expand the project to other structures in the community.
Therese Campbell will use her grant to create a native plant pollinator demonstration garden at the Roots Community Garden. Native plants are necessary to support healthy local bird populations. Funds will be used to design and print brochures in English and Spanish on the benefits of native plants and pay the rental fee for the plot, which includes mulch and irrigation.
Red Rock Audubon is proud of these members who are working to show people how they can support bird-friendly habitats in our urban environment.
Written by Nancy Chang
Photographs by Crissi Hachinski and Nancy Chang