2018 Annual Report

Friends of Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge 2018 Annual Report

This is our second Annual Report and we hope it finds you well!  We had some big accomplishments this past year, thanks to the generosity of our funders, donors and the tireless commitment of our volunteers.

FUNDER HIGHLIGHTS

Thanks to LUSH Cosmetics we received a grant that paid for: 

  • Yellow-billed Cuckoo survey with supplies and mileage reimbursement for the volunteer field help. 
  • Six miles of wildlife friendly fence materials.
  • Consultant, Kyle Thompson to survey the easiest five eroded washes to repair with mesquite matts.  Kyle trained and led a crew of 20 volunteers to create 35 mesquite matts around headquarters and did solo installation in Brown Wash.  
  • Buy Wildlife Drinker and hardware to install it in Brown Canyon.
  • Pay for part of cost to hire two diversity/disadvantaged students as interns for the summer quail release.

 Thanks to National Fish and Wildlife Foundation we received a grant to:

  • Pay for part of cost to hire two diversity/disadvantaged students as interns for the summer quail release.
  • Hire a website designer to improve our web page.

Thanks to Habitat Protection Committee (HPC) we received the first grant to BANWR and it will pay to:

  • Hire a crew to cut openings in the brush around Cordova tank and create connecting corridors leading in and out on the SE and NW sides of the tank followed by seeding in part of it.

THANKS TO VOLUNTEER GROUPS

  • We dropped, rolled and recycled 18 miles of fence.  Work was done by two weeks of Sierra Club, one week of Wilderness Volunteers and six weeks of work by volunteers from Virginia, Oregon, Massachusetts, Idaho and five local volunteers.
  • Supported Christmas Bird Count at Refuge.
  • Two volunteers restored two picnic tables and placed them on Manager’s Hill for public use.
  • Brought seven students from Changemaker HS to help with quail habitat work.

Financial Summary

The complete Financial Summary is available for download here:

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