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Virginia Lake Water Quality Improvement Project Public Meeting
December 4, 2014

The City of Reno is holding a public meeting on the Virginia Lake Water Project on Thursday, December 4, 2014, at 6:00 pm at the Peppermill Resort and Casino in the Tuscany Ballrooms, Rooms 11 and 12. This is the link to the City's website with the Virginia Lake alternatives. Read the options to learn more about each of the alternatives and voice your opinion by texting the letter of your preferred option to (775) 990-1585. LAS supports Alternative B.

2014 Christmas Bird Counts: Here is your chance to experience a Christmas Bird Count (CBC), the annual census of wintering bird populations that began in 1900. The results are used to estimate the distribution and abundance of wintering birds in North America. Each count-circle covers an area 15 miles in diameter. Birders of all skill levels gather in teams and identify and count all birds observed throughout the day. The results of the nationwide census are compiled in the journal of North American Birds. In the past, several CBCs have been conducted locally including: Carson City, Fallon, Pyramid Lake, South Lake Tahoe, Minden, and the Truckee Meadows. Participate and pick a trip!

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  • The Lahontan Audubon Society, a chapter of the National Audubon Society, based in Reno and serving all of northern Nevada, represents a membership of more than 1000 conservation-minded individuals and families.

    We seek to help restore, preserve, and improve habitat for birds and other wildlife and to provide education about birds and their habitats in Nevada and adjacent areas of California.

    Our other primary activities include guided birding trips for the public and for school groups, site clean-ups and improvements, annual birding classes, and Christmas Bird Count. We publish occasional position papers on key Nevada conservation area issues, and we participate in or partner with various Nevada conservation agencies and groups.

    Our newsletter The Pelican and the Audubon Nevada Birds List Server disseminate Nevada birding information.

    Our flagship conservation effort is our Nevada Important Bird Areas program, headed by Director of Bird Conservation Robin Wilson, part of a hemispheric program to identify and preserve key bird habitat areas.

    We invite your involvement or membership.
    Lahontan Audubon Society
    P.O. Box 2304
    Reno, NV 89505