Peeps from the Treasurer

By Jean Duncan

Here’s to a birdyfull 2022! Our operating income for the year was $18,268, with expenses of $12,280, netting $5,987.

At the end of 2021 FVAS had assets of $197,041 of which $109,371 is in the Phil L. Wright Endowment. This endowment provides grants for UM student’s bird and habitat related research projects. Of the $77,313 in our general fund, $16,670 is restricted to habitat conservation and education.

Five Valleys Audubon Society donated $5,200 to several bird research and habitat protection nonprofits, including Montana Audubon. We are participating in on-going planning meetings about the former Knife River gravel pit ponds, located west of Fort Missoula Park, which are an important bird habitat area in the valley. We anticipate making a significant monetary donation to this project to back up our active participation in the planning process.

Please direct any questions about the finances of FVAS to Jean Duncan, gro.nobuduavfnull@rerusaert. We’re looking forward to another year of supporting birds and their habitat in Montana with your help and involvement!

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