GGAS At A Glance
Mission: The Golden Gate Audubon Society engages people to:
- Experience the wonder of birds and translate that wonder into action; and
- Protect native bird populations and their habitats.
Members: 5,000 paid members
Chapter size: Ninth biggest Audubon chapter in the U.S.
San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda, Albany, El Cerrito, Richmond, Orinda, Moraga, Piedmont, San Pablo, El Sobrante, Kensington and Treasure Island
Date founded: 1917
Number of field trips:
Over 100 trips led by volunteers each year, mostly free and all open to the public.
Number of schools served in Eco-Education program:
Six in Oakland, four in Richmond, two in San Francisco
Number of students served:
- Over 700 students annually in grades three through six
- Over 15,000 students and family members since 1999
Habitat restored and maintained:
- Lead agency for wetlands restoration at Martin LutherKing Jr. Shoreline in Oakland and Pier 94 in San Francisco.
- Supporting agency for white-crowned sparrow habitat at the bison paddock in Golden Gate Park, and coastal scrub habitat at Land’s End (San Francisco).
- GGAS advocacy helped launch restoration projects at the Emeryville Crescent, Berkeley Meadow, Eastshore State Park, Heron’s Head Park, and Crissy Field Lagoon.
- GGAS is currently advocating for creation of a national wildlife refuge at Alameda Point, a key nesting site for endangered California least terns.
Golden Gate Audubon Society is a chapter of the National Audubon Society, which has 467 local chapters and 450,000 members throughout the U.S.
View our 2012 Annual Report.