A Letter from Our New Executive Director
Hear from new NYC Audubon Executive Director Jessica Wilson as she reflects on her longstanding connection with NYC Audubon, what she has learned in her first week on the job, and challenges and opportunities ahead for the organization.
Meet NYC Audubon's Next Executive Director, Jessica Wilson
New York City Audubon is delighted to welcome Jessica Wilson as its next Executive Director. Jessica will begin her new role on January 27, 2022, and has been working in transition with the organization’s Board of Directors and Kathryn Heintz, who retired as Executive Director in December 2021. A lifelong New Yorker and birder, Jessica comes to NYC Audubon with deep experience in fundraising and community engagement. Learn all about Jessica in our latest blog post!
One Year Later: Reflection on Chris Cooper's Racist Encounter in Central Park and George Floyd's Murder
Today marks the anniversary of Christian Cooper’s morning encounter with Amy Cooper and her off-leash dog in Central Park. Later that same day one year ago, George Floyd was murdered—and the public’s awareness of the racism that Chris experienced contributed to a nationwide groundswell of support for the Black Lives Matter movement. As we recognize the passage of a year’s time since 5-25-20, we ask you to join with us in reflecting on its importance. We must work towards a day when Black and Brown people feel safe and welcome in the outdoors and public spaces more generally.
The new nycaudubon.org
Welcome to the new nycaudubon.org! We are very happy to launch a completely redesigned site, building upon the excellent foundation of our site’s previous iteration, a spectacular volunteer effort led by former Board Member and Advisory Council Member Lynne Hertzog in 2012. Our new site, conceived over the past year in collaboration with the talented firm Reitdesign, sports NYC Audubon’s fresh new color scheme and logo in a modern web platform. Updated and expanded content offers a new perspective on all that NYC Audubon does to protect New York City’s birds and their habitat. Learn about our websites' new features and content.
Introducing Our Fresh New Look
To wrap up our 40th anniversary year, we have reinvigorated our logo and style to better reflect all the habitat we protect and create in New York City. Executed by the talented team at reitdesign, our refreshed logo offers a view into a greener New York City, highlighting the City’s grassy and forested areas and incredible shorefront—with our mascot, the American Kestrel, soaring above. We hope our new look encourages New Yorkers across the five boroughs to join us in exploring and conserving these precious and critical habitats.