Audubon activists from all over California turned out in force at the State Capitol June 8 to talk with their elected representatives about issues related to birds and nature. Nearly 80 advocates, chapter members, and Audubon California staff took part – attending 63 meetings with legislators and/or their staff. At one point, Audubon California had 15 groups moving about the Capitol – an amazing showing.
During their meetings, advocates pressed legislators for progress on climate change, Salton Sea, funding for wildlife conservation, and protection of national monuments – in addition to local issues of importance for individual chapters. They also brought a letter from Audubon President David Yarnold urging legislators to continue their leadership on climate and conservation issues.
It was a great day, and we’re already looking forward to next year.