The mission of the 
Prairie Woods Audubon Society, as a chapter of the National Audubon Society, is to conserve the environment, to preserve wildlife and natural habitats, and to provide opportunities for education, nature appreciation, and fellowship.

Get ready for the PWA Spring Bike 'N Hike.  
It's dependent on the weather, so check the calendar and your email frequently!

Fun Time For Prairie Woods Audubon's 
40th Anniversary!

PWA's 5 Presidents from the past and present:
(from left to right):  D. Heaton, N. Wedow, L. Vassmer (Present Pres), R. Johnson and B. Herner

Step Up!

Message From Louie Vassmer, Pres, PWA:

The PWA Officer Election will be held at this month’s Pizza Party/Open House at Spring Valley Nature Center. There are openings for you to enjoyably serve your community.  We have openings for Vice President and Board-At-Large.  We need people like you to serve as Chairpersons and people for various committees.  Currently, we have openings for Population Chair, Field Trip Chair and Education Chair.  In addition, we always need people to help with our community events such as helping to build birdhouses for kids, tabling at fairs and markets, speaking to community groups, leading field trips and so on.

I am sure you care about the environment.  Some who toss their beer cans and wine bottles in the recycle bin without a thought say they are helping.  Yes, but it is kicking sand in the wind.  Only through group strength, lobbying efforts, activism and education can we really make a difference.  Please step up!  Show how much really care! 

Please, join us this month.  We will be looking for you!

We always need volunteers to help us on the Palatine Prairie.  
We appreciate your time & effort!

Pizza Party Time!

Pizza & Pics! Open House/Members' Night!
Thu, April 17, 7pm – 9pm
Spring Valley Nature Ctr.
1111 E Schaumburg Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60194 

Join us for this annual event!  It's party time!
We will have free PIZZA again this year, along with assorted other goodies! Members and friends will be sharing their experiences/photos. 
Everyone is welcome to join in on the fun; showing photos, sharing details of a birding trip, talking about challenges/successes in your garden or sharing volunteer experiences. Fun raffles! 
Feel free to bring a dessert, appetizer, side dish or snack to pass. 
The more goodies, the better! 
Time allotted will vary depending on participants. Most Flash, PC/Mac notebooks, iPad, CDs and DVDs are accepted. Cyndi will be bringing her slide machine too.  No VCRs or VHS tape.  
In doubt? Bring your own gear or call: (847) 485-9695