El Paso/Trans-Pecos Audubon Society

February Awards Dinner and Program will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017
at the Hyatt Place Hotel, 6030 Gateway Blvd. East, across I10 from Bassett
Center, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m. Janae Reneaud,
Executive Director of The Frontera Land Alliance since 2011, will receive the
Conservation Award.  Janae has been instrumental in the efforts to preserve
Castner Range and have it designated as a National Monument.  Janae works
tirelessly to preserve open space in the West Texas and Southern New Mexico
region, especially around the Franklin Mountains.  Susie Schneider will receive
the Meritorious Service Award.  Susie has been a Chapter member for many years
and recently volunteered to head the Programs Committee. She is bringing some
very interesting and diverse speakers to the Chapter's Meetings.

Tom Taylor will present the Program.  Tom, a fellow Audubon member from Santa
Fe, will present a photographic tour of birds that ranges across the United
States. After an initial focus on the Southwest, he will give an overview of
some of the colorful songbirds found in the eastern part of the country - with
emphasis on their migration from the tropics. Taken independently, some of the
photos stand apart as fascinating images of bird behavior.  This is sure to be
an interesting and beautiful program.

Reservations are required and can be made by contacting Janet Perkins at
915-637-5269 or jntperk@elp.rr.com by February 15, 2017.