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Celebrate our Centennial!

January 5th, 2017

Talk about big birthdays: Golden Gate Audubon Society is turning 100 in 2017!

We hope you’ll join us for a full year of inspiring Centennial events, centered around a compelling museum-style exhibit about Bay Area birds and Golden Gate Audubon that is free and open to the public.

Our exhibit on “100 Years of Protecting Bay Area Birds” will be on display at five venues throughout 2017:

ggas_centenniallogo_cmyk_fnlState of California Building Atrium.
January 3-30, 2017
7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Closed weekends and holidays
455 Golden Gate Avenue (near Civic Center)
San Francisco

Tilden Regional Park Environmental Education Center
February 1 – March 31, 2017
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday
600 Canon Drive

Oakland City Hall & Dalziel Building
May 24 – July 7, 2017
Closed weekends and holidays
250 Frank Ogawa Plaza

Tides Thoreau Center at the Presidio
July 10 – September 29, 2017
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed weekends and holidays
1012 Torney Street, The Presidio
San Francisco

Lindsay Wildlife Experience
October 3, 2017 – January 2, 2018
10 a.m.. to 5 p.m., Wednesdays through Sundays
1931 First Avenue
Walnut Creek

Viewing the Centennial exhibit in San Francisco

Viewing part of the Centennial exhibit in Berkeley

Please stop by to see the exhibit, and bring a friend! This is a great way to share your love of birding and commitment to conservation with friends who are not (yet!) birders.

We will be holding a private reception at each venue for Golden Gate Audubon chapter members. (If you are not yet a member, this is a good time to join!) Because space at each venue is limited, we are inviting people to the site closest to their home. If you’re a member who would prefer to attend at a different location, contact our office and we can facilitate that.

Special Centennial issue of The Gull

We also have other Centennial-related events planned for 2017, including monthly guest speakers on species and topics related to our history and field trips to parks that we have helped protect or restore. Click here to download the special Centennial issue of our Gull newsletter, which tells the fascinating story of our first 100 years.

Our overall goal for the year is to strengthen Golden Gate Audubon so that we can be an even more effective advocate for Bay Area birds and wildlife in the coming century. We are proud of our achievements — from stopping oil dumping off the Farallon Islands in the 1920s to protecting Alameda’s endangered Least Tern nesting colony in the 2000s — and we hope to share them with with our existing members as well as thousands of people who are new to Golden Gate Audubon.

You can help! How?

  • Bring your friends to the exhibit or to other GGAS events during 2017.
  • Recruit a new member for GGAS. Help us grow! Every current member who gets a friend to join GGAS for the first time will receive a beautiful enamel pin with our Centennial logo… one for you and one for your friend! Have your friend sign up at goldengateaudubon.org/bring100┬áto take advantage of the Centennial pin offer.
  • Volunteer to help with the exhibit, a Centennial reception, or other GGAS outreach activities such as staffing an information table at a community event or wildlife festival. Email volunteer@goldengateaudubon.org to help.
  • Share your stories. What is your favorite GGAS memory? What do you love or appreciate about GGAS? What does birding mean in your life? We’ll compile and print members’ stories on our social media throughout 2017.
  • Join GGAS if you are not yet a member of the chapter.
  • Donate! Your tax-deductible contribution will help launch another century of successful conservation leadership.

Questions? Contact us at ggas@goldengateaudubon.org or (510) 843-2222.

We look forward to sharing the Centennial fun with you!


Juvenile Northern Harrier by Jerry Ting.