SARANAC LAKE – Upstate New York trivia fans have the chance to test their knowledge, taste local craft beer and mead, and compete for prizes – all while benefiting from the all-new program Farm Grants, which supports bird conservation and local farmers.
The Northern New York Audubon Society’s Farm Grant Trivia Night fundraiser will take place this Wednesday, July 13 at 6 p.m. at the Hex & Hop Brewery in Bloomingdale’s. Teams of two to six players are eligible to play and there is an entry fee of $5 per person. Advance 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 grants to implement bird-friendly habitats and management practices on their land. .
“The Small Farm Grant program connects bird enthusiasts and food producers in our area in a mutually beneficial way,” said Hyla Howe, graduate student and NYYA board member. “Bird populations are declining globally, and among the most affected populations are grassland and shrubland birds. Adirondack farms can play a vital role in sustaining local populations of these birds, and responsible farming practices can use the 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 JFK/New York or Boston (retail value up to $1,036). A donation of $40 will guarantee one contest entry and $200 will guarantee six. Donations on the NNYA website can be made to enter the contest now until the end of the event, when the winner will be called. Entrants do not need 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-dnation-cape-air/20?cs=true&cst=custom. General raffle tickets, $5 donation per ticket, will also be available for purchase that night with small prizes drawn after each round of play.
The Northern New York Audubon Society is dedicated to conserving and restoring the natural ecosystems of the Adirondacks, focusing on habitats especially important to birds, other wildlife, humanity, and the biological diversity of the Earth in its together. As one of 27 National Audubon chapters in New York, NYA strives to “to promote the protection and good management of birds, other wildlife and their habitats through outreach and education.” For more information, visit www.nnya.org.