Saranac Lake, NY.- Trivia lovers of Northern New York have a chance to test their knowledge, enjoy local craft beer and mead, and compete for prizes – all while benefiting the brand-new Farm Grant Program, which supports bird conservation and local farmers.
The Northern New York Audubon Society’s (NNYA) Farm Grant Trivia Night fundraiser will be held on Wednesday, July 13 at 6 p.m. at the Hex & Hop Brewery in Bloomingdale.
Teams of two to six players are eligible to play and there is a $5 per person entry fee. Advanced registration is not required. All money raised will be distributed to local farms through NNYA’s Small Farm Grant program, which provides farms with up to $1,500 in grant money to implement bird-friendly habitats and management practices on their lands.
“The Small Farm Grant program connects bird lovers and food producers in our region in a way that is positive for both,” says Hyla Howe, graduate student and NNYA board member. “Bird populations have been in decline globally, and among the populations most affected are grassland and shrubland birds. Adirondack farms can play a critical role in preserving local populations of these birds, and responsible farming practices can utilize birds in pest control, reducing the need for more harmful practices.”
As part of the event, NNYA will also be raffling off two round-trip Cape Air tickets between SLK and either JFK/New York or Boston (retail value of up to $1,036).
A donation of $40 will secure one entry into the contest, and $200 will secure six. You can donate on NNYA’s website to enter the contest now through the end of the event, when the winner will be called. You do not have to be present to win.
To donate for a chance to win a Cape Air raffle, please visit: https://nnya.square.site/product/farm-grant-donation-cape-air/20?cs=true&cst=custom
General raffle tickets will also be available ($5 donation per ticket) for purchase that evening with small prizes raffled off after each round of play.
The Northern New York Audubon Society is dedicated to conserving and restoring natural ecosystems in the Adirondacks, focusing on habitats of particular importance to birds, other wildlife, humanity, and the Earth’s biological diversity as a whole.
As one of National Audubon’s 27 local chapters in New York, NNYA endeavors to “promote the protection and proper management of birds, other wildlife and their habitats through advocacy and
For more information or to become a NNYA member, visit https://www.nnya.org/.
For more information about the fundraiser, the NNYA or the Small Farm Grant program, please contact: Hyla Howe at [email protected]