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September Membership Meeting on Migratory Birds Treaty

7:00 p.m.  Refreshments and networking

7:30 p.m.  Project announcements

8:00 p.m.  Holly Vaughn Joswick and Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty

Holly Vaughn Joswick will talk about the genesis of the bird conservation movement, the 1916 Migratory Bird Treaty, and fourteen Michigan birds with great conservation stories.

The year 2016 is the centennial of the Convention between the United States and Great Britain—on behalf of Canada—for the Protection of Migratory Birds, also known as the Migratory Bird Treaty, which was signed on August 16, 1916. Shortly after, treaties were signed with Japan, Russia and Mexico. The Migratory Bird Treaty, the three additional treaties and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act are the cornerstones of efforts to conserve birds that migrate across international borders. To learn more about the Migratory Bird Treaty centennial, visit

Holly Vaughn Joswick is a Wildlife Outreach Technician with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. She is based out of the Detroit Metro Customer Service Center on Atwater in Detroit. Holly loves to educate people about Michigan wildlife. She has a BS in Fisheries and Wildlife and an MS in Park, Recreation and Tourism Resources from MSU. Holly is an avid birder. For two years, she served as President of the Grand Traverse Audubon Club in her hometown of Traverse City.