Annual Report 2019

Table of Contents

Cover Image – maybe the sunset?

  1. Directors/President letter
  2. Wildlife Research
    1. Bat Research summary with link to USFWS story about us and our research
    2. Black Racer project summary with maps and stats
    3. Black Skimmer Banding project – use poster pieces
    4. Story from Andrea Brown – summer biodiversity Fellow
  3. Wildlife Monitoring
    1. Beach Bird Conservation Program Summary
    2. Black Skimmer Population Dynamics
    3. NE Beach Tiger Beetle Monitoring
  4. Mentoring and Community
    1. Summer Mentoring Program
    2. Junior Bird Count and Penikese Science Camp
    3. Neighborhood Yard Biodiversity Programs
    4. Volunteers
  5. 2019 Financials
  6. Donors and Supporters
    1. In memory of Johanna (Nan) Harris
    2. Donor list and Thank you’s
    3. gift of vehicle from Alysa and Criag Emden
    4. some quotes from donors
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President and Director’s Letter

Since 2011, BiodiversityWorks has worked diligently to generate a passion for Island wildlife and habitats, among the people who live, work, and vacation here.

For its small size, Martha’s Vineyard is home to a stunning diversity of species that make our island ecologically extraordinary. With the help of our inspired volunteers and interns, our staff monitors and conducts critical research on a variety of species, many of which are vulnerable – rare, threatened, or endangered. We monitor them carefully, knowing that their very survival depends on our efforts to protect them.
Black racer snakes, spotted turtles, northern long-eared bats, tiger beetles, and eastern spadefoot toads to name a few of our scaled and furry friends. Then, there are our beloved beach-nesting birds; piping plovers, least terns, black skimmers, willet, and oystercatchers. These are just some of the native species that we have worked to understand and protect.

Mentoring is also at the core of our mission. The high school and college interns we mentor each summer are the next generation of environmental stewards, and working with them is something we look forward to annually because we learn and grow with them. Our commitment to mentoring does not end when the interns leave BiodiversityWorks. We enjoy keeping in touch and offering advice to each intern as they move through higher education and their careers. Many have pursed careers in the science field, and it has been a joy to see them flourish.

2019 will certainly be a year remembered for many things, but most importantly, it will be the year a “forever home” became a reality. With little time, but a lot of determination, we organized a capital campaign that raised nearly $375,000 before our fiscal year end on December 31st. This put the purchase of the property at 18 Helen Ave well within reach by our deadline in early 2020. Our generous donors rallied to this unprecedented opportunity. It was a moment of truth that, we believe, tells us you believe in our mission and our future.

With deep gratitude,

– DavidFaber, Liz Olson, Luanne Johnson

Wildlife Research

This year we report on the Northern Long-eared Bat and the WNS infection; Black Racer movements and its habitat; finally, the population dynamics of the Black Skimmer.  

Northern Long-eared Bat Persistence Amidst White-nosed Syndrome

Martha’s Vineyard, and other coastal areas in the Northeast, hold the promise of Northern long-eared bat (NLEB) recovery from the national white-nose syndrome crisis (WNS). Since 2015, we have been studying these bats to learn how they are persisting despite the fungus being present on Martha’s Vineyard.

We learned that some NLEB are hibernating on MV in sites that mimic caves (below ground, above freezing, high humidity). At one site we monitor, the bats emerged in the spring in good condition despite having the fungus that causes WNS on their wings. Because our winters are shorter than the mainland, and we have frequent warm spells, the NLEB wintering here can emerge periodically to feed and drink, which likely awakens their immune system. The shorter and milder winters may be what allows coastal NLEB to survive infection with the fungus.

Each winter they survive fungal infection provides an opportunity for their immune system to develop resistance. DNA samples we collect from multi-year survivors will tell us if their genome is showing signs of developing resistance. We are still seeking other hibernation locations, so if you have had bats in a basement in fall, winter, or spring, please contact us (info@biodiversityworksmv.org).

Black Racer Movements and Habitat Use WNS

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Our Mission

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Our Vision

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Black Skimmer Population Dynamics

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Our Mission

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Our Vision

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Wildlife Monitoring

This year we report on the Beach Bird Conservation Program Summary, Black Skimmer Population Dynamics, and NE Beach Tiger Beetle Monitoring.

Beach-Nesting Bird Conservation

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Our Mission

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Our Vision

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Black Skimmer Population Dynamics

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Our Mission

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Our Vision

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NE Beach Tiger Beetle Monitoring

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Our Mission

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Our Vision

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Community and Mentoring

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Reachin’ Out
      Holdin’ Hands…

 

Walk & Talk Enthusiasts

Students & Volunteers

Birds & Mammals Counted

…Touchin’ Me
Touchin’ You…

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Summer Mentoring Program

Summer Mentoring Program

All I see in the Gdrive folder is images so I don’t know how much copy you will have for these. Or if you want to use all the images provided.

 

Basic Formatting in this Area

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Junior Bird Count and Penikese Science Camp

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Neighborhood Yard Biodiversity Programs

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Volunteers

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2019 Financials

Our fiscal year is a calendar year, ending December 31st. In 2018, our revenue increased to $232,617 from $185,792 in 2017, reflecting increases in gifts from a growing and dedicated donor base as well as increases in grant and contract revenue.

Despite increased revenue, we kept expenses very close to 2017, spending only $1,000 more in 2018. For a copy of our financial statements or Form 990, email LuanneJ@biodiversityworksmv.org or call Luanne at 800-690-0993 ext. 0.

2019 Income

  • Contracts 7% 7%
  • Grants 32% 32%
  • Contributions 61% 61%

Profit and Loss Statement

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2019 Exenses

  • Fundrasing 7% 7%
  • Administration 26% 26%
  • Programs 67% 67%

Balance Sheet

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