For the first time in two years we were able to come together again safely for our annual Spring Member Gathering. Audubon Vermont hosted us in their newly renovated Education Barn. It was so wonderful to see familiar faces in the network and welcome some new ones!
We started our gathering with a short hike up the Green Mountain Audubon Center's Hires Trail. It was a beautiful, clear evening so at the peak of the trail we were able to see Camel's Hump and Mount Mansfield in the distance. After our hike, we dove into delicious snacks and refreshments provided by our board. Then, it was down to business! We received updates from the board committees and welcomed five new professionals to our board. To conclude our meeting, we brainstormed ideas for mini grants by asking folks to think of what they would put $500-$1000 towards at their own organizations. We received wonderful feedback and hope to offer mini grants soon.
Thanks to all who attended and to our thriving member network!