About the Penobscot Valley Chapter
Conserving wildlife and wildlife habitat by connecting people to our regional natural heritage, through enjoyable and meaningful activities that educate and promote greater environmental awareness.
The Penobscot Valley Chapter (PVC) offers programs and field trips throughout the year at low cost or no cost to Maine Audubon members and the general public. We sponsor an annual financial award for outstanding scholarly research on wildlife and conservation topics at the University of Maine. We advocate and educate on wildlife conservation issues, often in partnership with other national, state, and local environmental organizations that operate within the greater Bangor region. Maine Audubon members with home zip codes within the PVC region are automatically assigned as chapter members when they join. Maine Audubon members living outside the PVC region, including out-of-state residents, can specifically request chapter affiliation by contacting Maine Audubon’s membership department in Falmouth.
Most PVC programs are held at Fields Pond Audubon Center in Holden, with occasional programs held elsewhere in the Greater Bangor region. Our presenters are experts on subjects such as native species and habitats, regionally important environmental issues, and the rich natural and cultural history of the Penobscot Valley. Look for more information about PVC programs and field trips on this website, in our chapter newsletter, and in the Bangor Daily News.
- President: Gordon Russell
- Vice President: Ellen Campbell
- Treasurer: Jim Zeman
- Secretary: Sean Trahan
- MAS Trustee: Sandi Duchesne
- Bruce Bowden
- Bob Duchesne
- Gloria Vollmers
- Tim Conmee
- Bob Milardo
- Eric Topper (ex officio, representing Fields Pond Audubon Center)
The Board of Directors meets at 5:30pm at the Fields Pond Audubon Center on the third Wednesday of selected months, typically six times a year. All Maine Audubon members are welcome. Contact President Gordon Russell to be placed on the e-mail list for meeting times and agendas. The chapter is always on the lookout for new, qualified candidates for its Board of Directors. To review the expectations of new board members, click on Board Orientation. To contact the Penobscot Valley Chapter by e-mail, click on the appropriate board member listed above. By snail mail, send letters to: Penobscot Valley Chapter, c/o Fields Pond Audubon Center, 216 Fields Pond Road Holden, ME 04429