Audubon Exclusives

Audubon has set an ambitious goal of raising $16,000 through mini-fundraisers offered by ACNC staff, volunteers, members and friends. Consider supporting Audubon by participating in one of these opportunities.

Fundraising Events:

New fundraising events are added regularly. Please check back soon so you don’t miss out!

Spaghetti for Spatterdock Bridge

When we get a lot of rain, the Spatterdock Bridge floods and becomes dangerous for hikers. This fundraiser will support the raising of the bridge to make hiking at Audubon more enjoyable, and safe.


  • Spaghetti with red sauce and meat or vegi-balls
  • Tossed Salad
  • Bread and Butter
  • Dessert
  • Beverages: coffee, water, milk

Thank you, Slone-Melhuish Insurance, for sponsoring this event. 




Ring in the Spring at Miller’s Coconut Grove (a.k.a. Shorty’s)

Celebrate the first day of Spring with Audubon at the local favorite restaurant Miller’s Coconut Grove.

20% of all food and beverage sales made between 4:00 and 10:00 p.m. will be donated to Audubon that night. Audubon staff members and volunteers will be available between 5:00 and 8:30 p.m. Enjoy great food, great drinks, and support a great cause. 

Celebrate Earth Day at Southerntier Brewery with ACNC:

Monday, April 22, from 4:00 – 10:00 p.m.

20% of all food and beverage sales made at Southertier that evening will be donated back to Audubon. 

Reservations required.

Exclusive Private Programs:

Schedule one of these programs for your group.

Grandpa Dave’s Storytelling and Folklore

Grandpa Dave is a well-known storyteller “from way back.” A warm, friendly bear of a man, Dave will capture your group’s imagination and hold them on the edge of their seats with an assortment of fascinating tales. $100. 

Healthy Eating Lecture

Janeen Beard’s presentation, Restoring Health – One Meal at a Time, deals with over six decades of research demonstrating that food is one of the most powerful medicines that we can use. She’ll talk about reversing diabetes, reversing health disease and a host of health related issues. The presentation is approximately 45 minutes and is followed by a question and answer session. $100.

Maple Syrup Lesson and Demonstration:

Join “Uncle Rick” to learn, and observe, the process of making maple syrup from identifying and tapping maple trees, to finishing the syrup. Price includes the lesson for up to six people and two 8-ounce bottles of syrup. $100.

Pennsylvania Timber Rattlesnake “Hunt”

Travel to St. Marys, PA, and from there to areas where rattlesnakes can be found.  If snakes are located, participants will be able to take photographs. To handle snakes, participants would need to have a current PA fishing license AND a permit obtained through the DCNR. $250 for up to two adults, aged 16 and up.

Venison Dinner for Four to Six People:

Dinner will include venison swiss steak, mashed potatoes, summer squash, and homemade bread.  Appetizers, salad, and dessert are included.  Guests will bring their “beverage of choice.”  Appetizers may include homemade smoked cheese and homemade German smoked sausage.

Rick will contact you once you have registered to determine the date and time, and to give you directions to his house.

$200 for up to four people
Can add up to two more guests at $50 each


Staff, volunteers, members and friends offer their services in exchange for a donation to ACNC.

Garden Consultation

Up to 3 hours of consultation are offered by Audubon’s new president, Leigh Rovegno, who worked for seven years at Denver Botanic Gardens. Consult includes garden plan, plant recommendations (types and quantities), and suggested steps with timeline. $200.

2018 Income Tax Preparationwork

This year, with many changes in the tax law, you will want an experienced professional to assist with filing your taxes. Anne Watkins is a CPA who has had her own tax prep business for over 30 years. She will prepare your individual tax return in exchange for a donation of $200 to ACNC. This includes your federal and one state tax return (NY or PA).

Please reserve in time to get your paperwork to Anne by April 1. 

Coin Appraisal

Have your coins appraised by the long-time president of the Jamestown Coin Club. $70.

Do you have a talent or service you would like to offer as a fundraiser for Audubon? Please contact Jennifer Schlick at (716)569-2345 or by email at


Audubon Community Nature Center
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY 14701

(716) 569-2345

Click here for directions


Monday - Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Thank you, Community Partners

Audubon Community Partners make a significant financial contribution each year because they believe that every child deserves the opportunity to have a real and healthy connection to nature.

Bob and Kathy Frucella