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Harlequin Happenings

Harlequin Happenings is the newsletter of the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society (OPAS), a Chapter of the National Audubon Society. Published bi-monthly, the newsletter promotes birding and conservation through community education, volunteering, and stewardship.

OPAS Thanks Bob Iddins

Thanks Bob By Ken Wiersema This past week Bob Iddins informed our OPAS leaders that he is stepping away from being a member of our Board. He will be greatly missed; it will be difficult to replace such a stalwart. He ably filled many roles for OPAS over nearly 20 years. As our president he …

OPAS Conservation Award for 2017-18

  OPAS Conservation Award for 2017-18 This year our OPAS Conservation Committee recognized Bob Boekelheide for his many years of stellar dedication to the science of birds and bird study within our community. He was presented with a certificate which describes his salient contributions toward supporting the protection and conservation of wildlife habitat and biodiversity …

OPAS Harlequin Award

The Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society established the Harlequin Award in 1982. Its purpose is to recognize Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society (OPAS) members for their “outstanding and generous contributions of time, talent and effort to the conservation of the Olympic Peninsula’s environment through scientific, educational and/or political endeavors.” Past recipients of the award who are currently …