Mission of the Audubon Society of the Everglades:
Educating and inspiring people to conserve wildlife, especially birds, and the environment that supports them.
Audubon Society of the Everglades (ASE) is located in Palm Beach County, Florida. The county includes the northern part of the Everglades, the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, and also extends into Lake Okeechobee on the west and Lake Worth Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean on the east. The county is on the east coast of Florida, approximately 1.5 hours north east of Everglades National Park and approximately 1 hour north of Fort Lauderdale and 1.5 hours north of Miami.
ASE has been active since at least the 1950s. Alexander Sprunt Jr, in his 1954 volume, Florida Bird Life, refers to ASE as one of 8 “branches” of the Audubon Society in Florida. Incorporated in 1966, ASE serves communities from Jupiter and Tequesta south to Boca Raton; in other words all of Palm Beach County.
We offer a variety trips, events, and activities in which everyone may participate: Birding Field trips are especially popular. Monthly meetings, on the first Tuesday of each month, include informative programs. An active conservation group keeps constant vigil. Education is an integral part of ASE. We also co-sponsor the annual Everglades Day festival at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, a free event that highlights the importance of this outstanding and unique ecosystem.
Our monthly newsletter (10 issues a year), the Everglade Kite, keeps members informed about the activities of the Society and we have an active Facebook Page(Audubon Society of the Everglades ) and Yahoo Group (auduboneverglades). In 1979, ASE established a world class Ornithological Library, housed at the main library on Summit Blvd in West Palm Beach. Grants, bequests and donations fund this ongoing project. The Audubon Society of the Everglades Audubon Collection has become the largest publicly accessible ornithological collection in the Southeast.
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