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Meet the 2015/2016

 Board of Directors


PRESIDENT

John C. Mertz, Ph.D.

VICE PRESIDENT

David P. Towsey, GISP

TREASURER
Diane M. Johnston

SECRETARY
Robert Hennessy

DIRECTORS  

Peter Brussock, Ph.D.

Lars Crooks

Malcolm Crooks
Kathy Finnigan
Philip S. Getty, PG
John Halderman
Alma Holmes 

Ann McCauley

H. Joseph Phillips, AIA
Benjamin E. Rusiloski, Ph.D.
Leroy Tabb

MEMBERSHIP COORDINATOR

Robert Hennessy

ASSOCIATE COUNSEL
Terry Clemons, Esq.

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

Patricia Antrobus

 

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STAFF

Managing Director

    Mary M. Penney

     mpenney@bcas.org


Director of Education

     Diane Smith

     dianesmith@bcas.org

Administrative/Project Assistant

    Marissa Farra

     mfarra@bcas.org

Teacher Naturalists
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Updated on August 11, 2015

Tree swallow nest at Bucks County Audubon Society at Honey Hollow - May 2014


About Bucks County Audubon Society at Honey Hollow
Bucks County Audubon Society's mission is to educate the people of the greater Bucks County region about our natural world with an emphasis on energy and resource conservation, including protection of birds and other wildife and their habitats.

The Bucks County Audubon Society (BCAS) is a private,501c3 non-profit organization founded as a chapter of the National Audubon A historic view of the fields at Honey Hollow Society in 1969. BCAS is a steward of the Honey Hollow Watershed, a National Historic Landmark - the first upland watershed in agricultural use and multiple private ownership to demonstrate that cooperative local action, supported by Federal assistance, is a practical method of achieving national goals in water, soil science, wildllife conservation and flood prevention. Honey Holow was designated as a registered National Historic Landmark in August 1969. We owe these men a debt of gratitude for what they have done.  "....not only for the soil they protected, but also for showing is that it can be done as they have done it. In spite of many handicaps and with only limited help they have put a big program into effect all over their watershed." Dr Hugh Bennett, Soil Conservation Service in 1942

Bucks County Audubon Society manages Honey Hollow for environmental education, stewardship, and maintains the rich heritage of the region through interpretive displays at the Environmental Education Center.  It is open to school and community groups for educational programs throughout the year. Our natural trails are open to the public free of charge every day from dawn to dusk for hiking, birdwatching or just enjoying. Donations are welcome to defray the cost of trail maintenance. Click here for a copy of our trail map!

The land is owned jointly by the Bucks County Audubon Society, Heritage Conservancy and the Crooks family.  Bucks County Audubon Society is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization that relies on memberships; bequests and individual donors; public and private agency grants; corporate & business donations; matching gifts, in-kind materials & services donations; BCAS special events, and field trip income. All contributions are tax deductible.

 

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The Bucks County Audubon Society presented envionmental awards to three schools in May 2015.

The Bucks County Audubon Society held its Annual Meeting of the Membership on May 12, 2015 and
presented certificates of excellence to three area schools.
BCAS Director of Education, Diane Smith presented awards to Gayman Elementary School, Buckingham Friends School and Council Rock School District. John C. Mertz, Ph.D. was elected President of the Board of Directors.

 

Mary Penney, Managing Director reviews highlights of the past year at Bucks County Audubon Society.

Phiol Getty receives a commemorative plaque for his service as President of the Board of Directors.  Ann McCauley presented the award to Phil. 

The Annual Meeting of the Membership on May 12, 2015 recognized outgoing President, Phil Getty and outgoing Secretary to the Board, Patricia Antrobus.  Kathy Finnigan's service as Treasurer to the Board was also recognized.  Top photo:  Mary Penney describes the myriad programs offered at Honey Hollow during the past year.  Bottom photo:  Ann McCauley, BCAS Board of Directors highlights Phil Getty's achievements as president of the Board during a time of rebuilding the organization. 

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Alan Brady was a knowledgeable life long birder who taught everyone aorund him to love and respect birds.The Alan Brady Youth Birding Series
Bucks County Audubon Society is pleased to sponsor The Alan Brady Youth Birding Series. The Legacy Fund was established in March 2014 to pay tribute to Alan Brady of Wycombe, PA: birder, father, friend, and businessman.  The goal of the Series is to promote involvement by young people in birding and ornithology. In 2014, BCAS sponsored a young and rising birder to attend Hog Island Camp in Maine. 

In the spring of 2014, the Brady family worked with stone mason, Ben Purscell to build and install a beautifully engraved stone bench. Walk the trails and enjoy some quiet time sitting and listening to the birds around you.
       
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Janssen Biotech volunteers worked on trails and painted the bird blind in June 2014

Special Thanks to Janssen Biotech volunteers for their

assistance at Bucks County Audubon Society! Trails were cleared of invasive plants, the bird blind cleaned and repainted, and other important projects completed!

Special Thanks to the volunteers of peaceful Living for their ongoing help with our resident reptiles.  Your help is immeasurable!

Thank you!

Act Today to Support Bucks County Audubon Society! 
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Bucks County Audubon Society at Honey Hollow is now a Bucks Beautiful Property!

 

The Watershed's 700 acres contain ideal settings for comprehensive outdoor education programs:

• Ponds
• Fields
• Marshes
• Streams
• Historic Buildings
• Outdoor classroom laboratory
• Water, soil, wildlife conservation practices

 

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