Date: 9/6/17 6:09 pm From: Benton County Big Sit <bentoncountybigsit...> Subject: [obol] Benton County Big Sit; September 24!
Hi all, The Benton County Big Sit is just a little over 2 weeks away! This is a great excuse to visit Finley NWR in the heart of the Willamette Valley.
The Benton County Big Sit is organized by Isaac Denzer, Kai Frueh, and Ben Frueh who are all very enthusiastic teenage birders trying to support bird conservation by raising money for organizations involved in bird conservation. During the fundraiser we will count bird species for 15 hours from the Cabell Marsh blind at Finley NWR (which has a 17ft diameter).
The money we raise will be evenly divided between the following organizations:
Friends of the Willamette Valley NWR complex Friends of Malheur NWR Corvallis Audubon Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Last year's sit was a huge success; we ended the day with 72 species and $2722 raised for bird conservation! This year our goal is to raise over $3000. Please help us meet our goal!!
We encourage the public to drop in any time between 6:35am and 7:35pm.
How can you support our cause? You can help our cause by pledging money (per species or a fixed amount). If you would like to pledge, please either fill out the pledge sheet attached below and send it to <Bentoncountybigsit...> or come to the blind on Sunday September 24 where we will have pledge sheets and a donation box available. Please spread the word about this event.
If you have any questions please email us at <Bentoncountybigsit...> If you would like more information please see our website: https://bcbigsit.blogspot.com/
We hope to see you at Cabell Marsh blind on September 24! The Benton County Big Sit team