Hello all,

Our fellow butterfly aficionados in the Maritimes Butterfly Atlas project have asked us to help support their atlasing efforts by voting for their grant proposal to the Aviva Community Fund.  I pasted below the explanation forwarded by John Klymko, the Atlas Director for their project.   I hope you will join me in voting for their funding.
This project gives us all atlas data from CT to the Maritimes in the Northeast!


To support its fifth and final year, the Maritimes Butterfly Atlas is seeking funds from the Aviva Community Fund. To qualify for Aviva funding, the atlas will need votes, votes, and more votes. So starting November 11th, we are asking you to vote daily for the project. Voting goes until November 25th. You can vote athttp://www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf18213, and follow our campaign on Facebook athttps://www.facebook.com/mbaaviva. You must register to vote (you'll be prompted to register when you cast your first vote). Registration is quick and easy, and once you're registered you simply sign in daily to vote.


If you could forward this to your networks and friends and encourage them to vote as well as forward it to their networks and friends, that would be a huge help!


This project, modelled after the Vermont Butterfly Survey and the Maine Butterfly Survey,  has been a huge success to date. So far more than 300 volunteers have participated, and the 17,000 records they've submitted have significantly enhanced the understanding of butterflies in Canada's Maritimes Provinces. One more year of surveys will further contribute to this already successful project.


Thanks so much for your support! 


Kent McFarland
Vermont Center for Ecostudies
PO Box 420 | Norwich, Vermont 05055
802.649.1431 x2

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