Atlanta Audubon and its partners play an important role in creating bird resiliency in the Southeast. Through our collaborative conservation and engagement programs, we are building places where birds and people thrive. Thanks to a generous gift to Atlanta Audubon from a private donor honoring Doug Downing, we are proud to be able to offer support to a bird-friendly habitat improvement project through the newly established Habitat Restoration Fund.
The Habitat Restoration Fund aims to increase high-quality habitat for birds while also increasing community partnerships and educational outreach. Modeled after our other habitat restoration projects, the Habitat Restoration Fund invites community groups, friends groups, municipalities, and other property managers to apply for this competitive opportunity to receive consulting and services to restore critical habitat. This can include removal of invasive, exotic plant species, installation of bird-friendly native plants, garden/habitat design services, bird monitoring, and community programs.
The application deadline is August 31, 2018. One project will be chosen by committee and announced at the end of October. To learn more about eligibility, criteria, and schedule for this new opportunity, please go to www.atlantaaudubon. org/habitat-restoration-fund.html.