About Us

Prairie Rapids Audubon Society (PRAS)

Chapter H60 of the National Audubon Society - P.O. Box 682, Waterloo IA 50704
Serving Black Hawk, Grundy, Butler, Bremer, Buchanan, and Hardin Counties

We are a 501(c)(3) organization.

Meetings: 7:00 p.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of each month September through May except December 
Meeting location: Due to COVID-19 our monthly meetings are being held virtually via Zoom. If you miss our program, look on the Newsletters & Zoom page to view the recordings on our PRAS YouTube channel.

Mission Statement:
The mission of Prairie Rapids Audubon shall be to engage in programs that provide, to members of the public, education about and appreciation for birds; increased knowledge and awareness of birds and birding; and conservation, preservation and restoration of natural bird habitat for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.

Donations: We are a 501(c)(3) organization; donations to PRAS support projects, education and conservation efforts throughout our service area. Want to help us make a difference? Please send your donation to:

Prairie Rapids Audubon Society

P.O. Box 682
Waterloo, IA 50704

You will receive a receipt acknowledging your monetary contribution via mail. All contributions are welcome and appreciated. 

Please add your mailing address in the notes on the PayPal form so that we may acknowledge your gift with a letter.

PRAS Board Members:

President, Tom Schilke (Email: tom.schilke@gmail.com)
Vice President, C. Craig Rash (Bird-A-Thon Chair, Field Trips - Email: ckrash105@aol.com)
Treasurer, Francis L. Moore
Secretary, Candace Havely (Co-Website Editor) (Email: praudubon@gmail.com)

Board Members:
Anne Sloth, Director and Co-website Editor
Dennis Schmadeke, Grants 
Kris Rash, Field Trips 
Kenneth Heiar, Silent Auction 
Tom Stone, Bird Feeding Stations
David Voigts, Conservation Chair
Linda Haack, Newsletter
Joel Haack, Social Media and Newsletter
Jim Welch, Education & Hospitality Chair
Bill Hemmes, Director
Charlene Heiar, Correspondence Secretary

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