by Douglas Miller

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Audit Committee

  • Members of the Audit Committee will be Greg Leonard, Jean Leonatti and Eric Seaman

Conservation Chair

  • Brooke Widmar responded to Jim’s e-mail looking for a Conservation chair. She is the Director of Administrative Operations of the Missouri Prairie Foundation and the representative for the MPF on the Steering Committee of the Missouri Bird Conservation Initiative.

Nature Areas

  • Recently, Bill Mees and David Neely shored up the sagging roof of the Wild Haven picnic shelter. We’re hoping that these improvements will encourage more visitation.

Program Committee

  • Nancy has composed a draft schedule of programming. Given the Unitarian Church is not hosting events until further notices, we’ll look at other options including outside and/or socially-distanced events, as well as online meetings or seminars.

Education Committee

  • The Hog island Application has been finalized and will be made available to the teachers.

Field Trips

  • The Field Trip committee is trying to figure out a safe, feasible plan to resume programs. Ideas include: breaking up into smaller groups; more predictably scheduled outings; and designated trips for beginning birders.

Band with Nature

  • The annual field trip for Columbia second graders to CANS has been cancelled for the 2020–2021 school year, due to COVID-19.