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Detroit Audubon In the News

In Detroit, the long-term fight for biodiversity is bearing fruit (and flowers, and birds, and butterflies…)

Planet Detroit, June 18, 2020 by Jeff Burtka

When invasive species and development overtake prairies, forests, and marshlands in the Detroit area, biodiversity is threatened. But conservation groups are fighting, project by project, to restore some of the region’s natural biodiversity. It’s an effort that requires constant vigilance and takes decades.

“Without these projects, we are losing that habitat where these creatures exist,” says Ava Landgraf, research coordinator for Detroit Audubon. “And without that habitat, they’re going to slowly disappear if we don’t do something about it.”

Read the full article here.


Birds are disappearing. Here’s what we can do about it.

Detroit Free Press, December 6, 2019

Detroit Free Press Op-Ed by Detroit Audubon Safe Passage Committee Members, Diane Cheklich, Heidi Trudell, and Kami Pothukuchi.

Read the article here or download the pdf here.


Detroit Audubon Turns East Side Park Into a Haven for Bird Watchers

Detroit Free Press, September 3, 2019

Micah Walker reports on the Detroit Bird City project and the efforts to restore Callahan Park on the city’s east side into a native grassland ecological space.

Read the article here.


MSU to Study Impact of Natural Habitats on Health of Detroit Residents

Crain’s Detroit Business, August 30, 2019

Sherri Welch reports on our efforts with the city of Detroit, Michigan State University, and the National Insitute of Health to study restored green spaces and their effects on people and the environment.

Read the article here.

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Opinion: Citizens Must Speak Out Against Destructive Wetlands Bill

Detroit News, December 7th, 2018

Detroit Audubon President Jim Bull released an opinion piece in the Detroit News about the the need for citizens to call their Michigan House Representative and tell them to oppose SB 1211.

Read the article here.


Opinion: Migratory Bird Protections Under Threat

Detroit News, September 18th, 2018
Detroit Audubon President Jim Bull released an opinion piece in the Detroit News about the importance of, and threats to, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, one of America’s most important pieces of conservation legislation.

Check out the article here.