On Thursday November 9, the Otter Creek Audubon Society will be holding our Annual Dinner and Meeting, a chance for us to get together with the OCAS community and celebrate the work we have done over the past year, and the volunteers who have made that work possible.

Our featured speaker this year will be Mike Winlsow. The natural beauty of Lake Champlain lures visitors and residents alike. Yet routinely news headlines lament pollution issues in the lake. In his talk, Mike Winslow, author of Lake Champlain: a Natural History, will explore some of the root causes of the lake’s woes. Mike spent 15 years as the Staff Scientist for the Lake Champlain Committee and currently works for Vermont EPSCoR at St. Michael’s College on a project exploring Basin Resilience to Extreme Events.


Mike Winslow

We are also very pleased to be be presenting our Silver Feather Award to Marty Illick for her work with the Lewis Creek Association and her continued devotion and dedication to the preservation of the natural communities of Addison County.

The meeting will be held at the The American Legion, 49 Wilson Road, Middlebury, Vermont. Preceded by a social hour, a Lasagna dinner will begin at 6pm. The cost for the meal is $18.50, and you can use this invitation (pdf) to make reservations.

The meeting at 6:45, Silver Feather presentation at 7:15 and the featured speaker beginning at 7:45 are free and open to the public.