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Oakshire Brewery Hosts LCAS Fundraiser February 6

Lane County Audubon Society is delighted to announce it will be part of Oakshire Brewery’s Inspires community fundraising program on Wednesday, February 6. The brewery will donate $1 to LCAS for each pint of beer sold on that day. Oakshire’s Public House, 207 Madison Street, Eugene, serves beer, ciders, wines, sodas, kombucha, and a variety of food. Brewery hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

LCAS volunteers will be on hand at the brewery from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on February 6 to welcome visitors and spread the word about LCAS’s many educational and conservation outreach programs.

Raffle drawings will be held during the hours the LCAS table is staffed, with prizes such as Noah Strycker’s recently released book Birds of the Photo Ark, a bird feeder from Wild Birds Unlimited, and LCAS T-shirts with a design featuring Vaux’s Swifts funneling down a chimney.

Mark your calendars now to visit Oakshire Brewery on February 6, where you can sample a beverage, trade stories with birding friends, win a raffle prize, and contribute to the cause, all at the same time!

Booth Set-Up Volunteer Needed

If you’d like to help Lane Audubon in a big way but don’t have a lot of time available, here is a great chance to get involved.

The booth set-up/take-down volunteer delivers and erects our portable booth, tables, and display materials at event and festival sites, and then dismantles them after the event is over. Set-up and take-down require only an hour or two of your time, usually on a Saturday morning and early Sunday evening, a few times a year. If you enjoy being out and about and doing a little light physical activity (nothing too strenuous), this could be the spot for you. Access to a larger vehicle (a van or pickup) is useful but not required.

Orientation and training for the booth set-up position will be provided. It can be rewarding to work behind the scenes to help Lane Audubon spread the word about the importance of birds and their habitats. If you’d like to learn more about this opportunity, please call Ron Renchler at 541-345-0834 or e-mail

Thank Yous

Thanks to Dana Mitchell for donating 90 wooden bird cut-outs that had been crafted by a relative. They can be used in our kids’ education program as they are color images from bird identification posters and make it easy to identify the bird species!

Thank you to Sarah Vasconcellos, who sold lovely decorated eggs which were painted by her sister, Martha Sherwood. They donated all the proceeds ($130) to Lane Audubon! It was a surprise gift and we appreciate her time and her sister’s talents!