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Volunteer Memorial Fund

Donations in the memory of SCVAS volunteers can be made to this special fund to honor the extraordinary efforts of our dedicated volunteers. Money in this fund will be spent on a special education or conservation program throughout the year.

Many ways to donate in honor of a volunteer

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By Online Payment - Donate now securely online at Paypal using your credit card or Paypal account. Please add the name of the person you are memorializing in the comments section at Paypay. Consider increasing your donation amount by 3% to cover the online donation convenience cost at Paypal.

By Mail - Print and fill out this form and mail it along with your donation.

By Phone - Call our office at (408)252-3747 to donate by credit card over the phone.

Recent Beneficiaries of the Volunteer Memorial Fund

The Education Committee and Board of Directors was delighted to be able to fund two students at South Valley Middle School to attend their annual Yosemite Institute program in March 2011. As part of their scholarship application, Kevin and Jamie both expressed their reasons for wanting to attend this program. The common factor was a desire to experience nature in a new way, and to learn more about the Sierras.

Jamie commented, "The coolest part of the trip was when we saw a coyote hunting in the meadow. It was an amazing feeling because people were close to it taking pictures and it didn't run away. It was as though it was posing."

Kevin described his experience, "The second day we got to play in the snow. It was so fun! Our leader showed me how to work in a group - that was special to me. But, the most exciting moment was when we were all in "spider cave" and everything was dark. That showed me the importance of working together with everybody."

To the supporters of the Volunteer Memorial Fund, and on behalf of these - and many other students like them - thank you!

 

Updated November 2011

 

What's New at SCVAS

AVOCET CORRECTION: The delightful picture of the Orchard Oriole from our March/April 2016 newsletter issue was unfortunately mis-credited. That picture came from Will Brooks. We appreciate his allowing us to use that picture, and we apologize for the error.

New CD Set of Bird Songs available: The Environmental Action Committee of West Marin (EAC) has produced a boxed set of 2 CDs which include more than 100 Bay Area bird songs. Each song can be repeated. The songs are arranged by habitat type. The CDs are narrated by EAC's Carolyn Longstreth. You can order the CDs online (link above), or call 415-663-9312 to order your set. All proceeds go to EAC's bird conservation program.

Changing Hours in Nature Shop: The SCVAS main office and Nature Shop will have limited hours through the months of April and May. We recommend giving us a call (408-252-3747) if you're planning to stop by to make sure we're open. We apologize for any inconvenience, and look forward to seeing you soon!

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