Ohlone Audubon Society is dependent up on its volunteers. If you are intersted in volunteering, please contact us.
Habitat Means Home Poster Contest
Youth Program Assistance
Volunteer at events
Bette Wentzel Memorial Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden
Wood Ducks at Sunol Regional Wilderness
Alviso Adobe Volunteer Opportunities
Federally Endangered California Least Terns are back at Eden Landing Ecological Reserve for the second year in a row, nesting right alongside Snowy Plovers! We are looking for citizen scientists to help us track the success of the colony by counting the number of adults and chicks seen, as well as alerting us when there are predators nearby. If you are interested in learning more, contact Plover Program Director Ben Pearl at bpearlATsfbbo.org
Make your membership count - join the Board!
Would you like to take a more active role in Ohlone Audubon Society? You can make a difference! Your participation on the Board will help us to continue the important work we do to connect with nature and to preserve and protect the environment.
Assistance is also always needed with the following roles:
Ways & Means: Assist with sales at our membership meetings
Activist: attend government meetings and alert others to local Audubon issues.
Art Director: Establish consistent, eyecatching, theme for official OAS publications.
Art Consultant: advise on publication design, chapter keepsake and clothing items.
Kite Call Folder: Help fold and address the Kite Call newsletter. This only takes 1 or two hours and you get a chance to meet other Ohlone volunteers and chat about birds and birding!
WANTED: FOLKS INTERESTED IN PROMOTING ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP IN KIDS
Are you tired of the daily onslaught of bad news? Would you be willing to volunteer some time for a project that encourages more kids to protect habitats and get outdoors? The Habitat Means Home Poster Contest committee is looking for volunteers who would be willing to help:
- distribute entry forms to Fremont, Newark, and New Haven Elementary Schools
- hang posters for display at the Coyote Hills Regional Park visitor center
- take posters down and sort posters by classrooms
- print certificates of participation
- return posters to the schools
If you would be willing help ensure this worthy effort continues, please contact Carin High at: chpostersATgmail.com
Ohlone board members have assisted in programs that encourage local youth to enjoy conservation and birding activities. Assistance is needed working with scout leaders for students to get their badges and with coordinating the Habitat Means Home poster contest.
Unfortunately the responsibility of promoting, coordination, and implementing these efforts have fallen on just a few Ohlone members and we'd like to ask you to share in participating in these programs in the future.
Can you volunteer for any aspect of these programs and help with the continued promotion of conservation and birding among the youth in our area?
Office and Library Space: About 150 square feet for desk and library shelves; ideally, another 150 square feet for Board and committee meetings. Contact Evelyn Cormier if you can contribute any of these services.
The Bette Wentzel Memorial Butterfly and Hummingbird garden needs volunteers to help keep it weed-free and hummingbird and butterfly friendly. The garden is part of Fremont's Shinn Historic Park and Arboretum. It is named for Bette Wentzel, who was President of Ohlone Audubon. All plants are selected for hummingbirds and/or butterflies. Click here to learn more about the garden and volunteer opportunities!
Wood Ducks at Sunol Regional Wilderness
Sightings of Wood Ducks along Alameda Creek in Sunol Regional Wilderness are needed to benefit a Wood Duck nest box program which is in the planning stage. Erica Herron, Naturalist for the East Bay Regional Park District, and Sandy Ferreira, Ranger for Fremont City Parks, are organizing this program at Sunol. Sandy, Ohlone Audubon Society member, is also a member of California Waterfowl Association and has many years of experience building successful Wood Duck nest box projects around the state. They would like to know the location and date of your Wood Duck sitings along Alameda creek at Sunol. Did you observe nesting, foraging or swimming along the creek? Volunteers are also needed to help with building and establishing boxes and recording nesting data. Thanks for your help.
Erica Herron (925) 862-2605 or email svisit AT ebparks.org
Sandy Ferreira (510) 790-5541 or aferreira AT ci.fremont.ca.us
The site of our June meeting is a relatively new park in Pleasanton. The park plays a big part in the city's nature education. Helping with this effort would be a good deed benefiting Pleasanton, children, the natural world and yourself. Here is an invitation to do a lot of good.
There are many volunteers at the park that contribute in many different ways. For example:
- Gardening volunteers work to beautify the park or to work in our native garden.
- Volunteers assist Eric Nicholson during his Environmental Education Programs which are offered to elementary schools from Pleasanton and nearby cities. These programs are typically held each Thursday and Friday during the school year and cover such topic as Ohlone culture and history, archaeology, astronomy and plant and animal studies.
- Volunteers are also assigned to assist at our special events on weekends, like ou.r upcoming Annual Ladybug Release or our Halloween celebration.
- Depending upon the type of opportunity, your time commitment will vary from a flexible hour or two a month for gardening volunteers to a regular weekly or monthly schedule for program volunteers.
You can find our volunteer opportunities by visiting www.myvolunteerpage.com and searching for Pleasanton. You will be directed to the Lend A Hand Tri Valley site which lists all volunteer opportunities for the City of Pleasanton. New volunteers are invited to attend our regular volunteer orientations and to meet with Eric to discuss how your abilities and desires match the needs of the park.
If you have any questions or need additional information please contact:
Alviso Adobe Community Park
City of Pleasanton