Wake Audubon is a chapter of Audubon NC and of the National Audubon Society. We are located in Wake County, North Carolina (Raleigh and surrounding towns). We have a membership of about 1,500 and hold monthly meetings, field trips, bird walks and other activities.
Wake Audubon is made up of a diverse group of people with a variety of interests and specialties; we’re not just birdwatchers. Wake Audubon members share a common interest in wildlife, nature, nature photography, and environmental conservation. We are a non-profit organization and have no paid staff. Volunteers serve as officers and organize all of our activities.
The birds Audubon pledges to protect differ in color, size, behavior, geographical preference, and countless other ways. By honoring and celebrating the equally remarkable diversity of the human species, Audubon will bring new creativity, effectiveness and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere.
Wake Audubon endorses National Audubon’s statement of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and we aspire to achieve it. We pledge to apply its vision to our own community.
Injustice, inequity and disparity affect many people, including here in Wake County. While our chapter has always been open to all, our heightened understanding of white privilege, ableism, and discrimination in its many forms tells us that we must do more. We want everyone to feel included, safe and welcome to be their authentic selves when they participate with us.
We therefore strive to reflect Wake County’s diversity in our leadership and membership. The expertise, values, history and perspectives of a diverse and inclusive chapter are fundamental to achieving the mission we embrace.
We will work for environmental justice and support community members striving to protect the health of their environment. We commit to provide programs and activities where all can safely access and celebrate nature. Our events will be open and available to all who wish to participate regardless of race, ethnic identity, physical ability, gender, sexual orientation, political persuasion, religion, or age. We pledge to design and advance our mission with inclusion, equity and diversity at the center.