Bedford Audubon Society

Bedford Audubon Society

A Northern Westchester & Eastern Putnam Counties, New York
Chapter of the National Audubon Society

Celebrating 100 Years of Conservation 1913 — 2013
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How You Can Help Bedford Audubon

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Your support makes a difference to Bedford Audubon and the community. Please join us in our mission to conserve and protect wildlife habitat by becoming a member, volunteering, or participating in our internship program. Please consider becoming a member today. Click here for a membership application

Please make a financial contribution to become a member of Bedford Audubon today. Bedford Audubon relies on the contributions of individuals and families in our communities to support our educational programs, field trips, research, and maintaining our sanctuaries and trails.

You can make a safe and secure online donation or mail a check to:

Bedford Audubon Society
Bylane Farm
35 Todd Road
Katonah, New York 10536

We gratefully accept corporate matching gift programs. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Calling all volunteers!

Whether your passion is trail maintenance, gardening, education, photography, fundraising, or writing, we have an opportunity just for you. Volunteers make a wonderful contribution to our success, and we couldn't have made it this far without the time and energy of numerous individuals. With our Centennial swiftly approaching, we need more volunteers than ever to help see us into our second century of conservation!

If you're interested in volunteering, please call Janelle at 914.232.1999 to hear about our current opportunities, and don't forget to download a volunteer application!

We have internship opportunities for high school, college, and post-graduate students.

Internship opportunities are available year-round in areas of habitat management, restoration, banding and field surveys, Audubon At Home (native and bird friendly vegetable gardens), fundraising, and communications. Past interns have said "working for Bedford Audubon was incredibly satisfying" and "a way to get valuable experience as well as to make great friendships."

Please send your cover letter, resume, and volunteer application to jrobbins@bedfordaudubon.org. Click here for a volunteer application

Join a committee.

Our committees support Bedford Audubon's Board of Directors and our mission.

  • Sanctuaries: With nearly 600 acres of wildlife sanctuaries and seven miles of marked trails, we're always looking for members to help monitor habitat and conduct sanctuary maintenance. Contact Adam Zorn at azorn@bedfordaudubon.org if you'd like to join our sanctuaries committee.
  • Native Garden: Email Lynn Becker at lbecker@bedfordaudubon.org for more information on our native garden expansion.
  • Bird Friendly Vegetable Garden: Email Cathy Clare at catmint@optonline.net to get involved with a bird friendly vegetable garden, which provides organic food for the local food bank.
  • Programs: If you'd like to help set our programming schedule of lectures, workshops, field trips, and educational opportunities, or if you're interested in leading a program, contact Helle Raheem at hraheem@bedfordaudubon.org.
  • Facilities: Bylane Farm, Bedford Audubon's headquarters is a historical homestead that dates back to the 1700s. Contact Architect Carol Cioppa at ccioppa@bedfordaudubon.org if you would like to join the Facilities Committee.
  • Membership & Development: Fundraising supports our mission. Contact Janelle Robbins at jrobbins@bedfordaudubon.org to join our development committee or assist with our Centennial Celebration planning.
  • Communications: Contact Helle Raheem at hraheem@bedfordaudubon.org to find out how you can help with our newsletter, website, and media relations.
  • Finance: Contact Treasurer Ted Anderson at tanderson@bedfordaudubon.org to join our Finance Committee.

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