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Concord Wildlife Alliance: Annual Party/Jill Palmer Presentation
December 5, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Fun With Birds: Family friendly holiday party–snacks. Then Jill Palmer will have our presentation: Jill became an active member of Mecklenburg Audubon Society in 2008 and completed two terms serving as Treasurer and President. She led the chapters’ “Lights Out Charlotte” program and Brown-headed Nuthatch nest box project. She is also active with Audubon North Carolina’s Bird Friendly Communities Initiative that formed in January of 2013, working to make all of North Carolina’s communities friendlier and healthier for birds.
In 2008 Jill became a Habitat Steward for the National Wildlife Federation and in a few years a Host for training Habitat Stewards. Jill also was the motivator and team lead to certify the Town of Matthews as a Community Wildlife Habitat in 2012, the 63rd certified community in the country.
From May of 2009 until September of 2010 Jill pursued the Certificate in Native Plant Studies at UNCC Botanical Gardens, graduating in December of 2010. In 2012 Jill became a Master Naturalist volunteer with Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation. In the fall of 2015 Jill completed Audubon Ambassador training, spreading the word on how climate change is affecting bird species and what citizens can do to help
These opportunities to broaden the knowledge of what is important to the environment in North Carolina have been life -changing for Jill.
” I have a great love for nature. I want to be outside working with my hands creating habitat for wildlife by planting native plants or removing invasive species or just enjoying the plants and wildlife. I enjoy talking to anyone who will listen about how they too can make small changes that will make big differences for wildlife”