Chapters & Centers

Western Pennsylvania Chapter Gathering

Photo: Northern Pintail. Photo: Catherine Dobbins d'Alessio/Audubon Photography Awards


Saturday, April 13, 2019

Succop Nature Park, 185 Airport Road, Butler, PA 16002

9:00 AM

Check-In, Refreshments, and Informal Networking 

(and registration for those who did not pre-register)

10:00 AM

Welcoming Remarks, Introductions, Meeting Overview, and Goals

Leigh Altadonna, Interim Network Engagement Manager, Audubon PA

Jim Bonner, Executive Director, Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania

10:15 AM

Audubon PA Update and Strategic Initiatives, and Concurrent Chapter Breakout Discussion

Greg Goldman, Executive Director, Audubon PA

Phil Witmer, Board Member, Audubon PA

  • Chapter Feedback on PA Strategic Plan: Questions, Reactions, Thoughts, Suggestions
11:15 AM

"Growing Volunteer Leadership"

Loren Smith, Director of Network Development and Strategy, National Audubon Society

12:00 PM

Working Lunch: Concurrent/Chapter Group Sessions

Phil Witmer, Board Member, Audubon PA

  • Bird Friendly Communities
  • Advocacy Opportunities
  • Community Based Science
  • Outreach and Education
  • Growing Volunteer Leadership
1:00 PM

Audubon's Working Lands Forest Initiative

Katie Loucks, Program Associate, Audubon Forest Program, Audubon PA

1:45 PM

Audubon's Advocacy Initiatives

Claire Douglass, Director of National Campaigns, National Audubon Society

2:30 PM

Next Steps and Discussion

Greg Goldman, Executive Director, Audubon PA

  • Ongoing Chapter Working Groups
  • Audubon Convention
  • Statewide Autumn Chapter Gathering
3:00 PM

Closing Remarks

Greg Goldman, Executive Director, Audubon PA

For any additional questions, please email Leigh Altadonna at

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