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Manatee County

Audubon Society

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About the Manatee County Audubon Society

What We Are About

Manatee County Audubon is a chapter of National Audubon Society with a mission to promote the conservation and appreciation of birds and wildlife habitat. We accomplish this through maintaining wildlife habitat like the Felts Audubon Preserve, offering education programs for members of all ages, leading advocacy efforts, and participating in land and wildlife conservation projects. 

Meet the Board

2023-2024 Manatee County Audubon Society Inc. Board of Directors

Chapter Officers

President – Patty Ford

Vice President – DeeAnna Dowdle

Treasurer – Steve Black

Secretary – Deb Comeau
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Board of Directors

Beth Salyers (Hospitality Committee Chairman)
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Committee Leaders

Bill Pelletier
(Education Committee Co-Chairman)

Tony Ford
(Education Committee Co-Chairman)           

Damon Moore
(Land Management Chairman)


Fred Allen
(Felts Preserve)


Kathy Doddridge
(Christmas Bird Count) 


Board Meetings

Board meetings are held at 6:00 PM the second Thursday via Google Meet or at Gamble Plantation and are open to the public. Please contact us for meeting specifics. 

A Huge Thank You!

Thank you to all officers, board members, and member volunteers for all you do to continue the successful mission of the Manatee County Audubon Society. If you have any questions or are interested in getting more involved, please let us know by sending us an email by clicking this link

Non-Profit Corporation

Manatee County Audubon Society Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling toll-free within the state (1-800-HELP-FLA) or on the Consumer Services website:

*Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.