Monday, February 25, 2013
Audubon International make a move
The new office will allow Audubon International to continue enhancing its program offerings through an expanded workforce, and also enable the organization to operate out of an energy-efficient building in a more central, convenient location. Audubon International’s new mailing address is as follows:
120 Defreest Drive
Troy, NY 12180
Over the course of the organization’s lengthy history, Audubon International has maintained its headquarters at the nature preserve known as Hollyhock Hollow Sanctuary in Selkirk, N.Y. This unique 138-acre property, which was generously gifted to us by the late Dr. Robert Rienow, is home to a fascinating history, rare geologic features, mature hardwood forests, a meandering segment of the Onesquathaw Creek, a tranquil pond, an expansive network of caves, and healthy populations of resident and migratory wildlife. In the time that Audubon International has operated out of Hollyhock Hollow, staff and volunteers have worked diligently to maintain hiking trails, excellent birding opportunities, and environmental interpretation exhibits for school groups and other members of the visiting public.
“Just like wildlife and the ecosystems they occupy, organizations that strive to conserve and restore our environment will undergo necessary changes in the course of their existence,” said Ryan Aylesworth, Audubon International’s Executive Director. “Audubon International is proud to have called Hollyhock Hollow Sanctuary ‘home’ for more than two decades, and we are excited to build on our long and successful history of incentive-based conservation by actively working with the many organizations located in Rensselaer Technology Park, as well as businesses and community leaders in Troy and throughout the Capital Region.”
Although Audubon International will no longer be headquartered at Hollyhock Hollow, the organization will continue serving as a responsible steward for the Sanctuary to ensure that the property’s natural landscape is managed in a “forever wild” state and it remains a unique place, free and open to the public to recreate and reconnect with nature.