A fundraising event on Sept. 8
WSO, Bird City Wisconsin and the Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory have all participated in the lengthy fight by the Friends of the Black River Forest (FBRF) to block plans by the Kohler Co to build a new high-end golf course that would decimate an important bird area and migratory habitat along Lake Michigan just south of Sheboygan. Plans would include the state's sale of several acres of Kohler Andrae State Park to facilitate the development plan. The legal challenges ahead will require major funding.
Knowing that thousands of Wisconsin residents care about birds and wildlife protection, FBRF decided to highlight the impact on birds for this Save Our Songbirds event and is soliciting artists of all media to donate an item featuring a bird or other wildlife for our auction. Their work would be featured on the FBRF website, Facebook page and newsletter. Donors can call 708-567-7419 to arrange for the delivery of their art.
This promises to be a evening of camaraderie for fellow birders and nature lovers. Music, food, and wine are complimentary with a $10 suggested donation.