6. GREBE FESTIVAL BANQUET WITH KEYNOTE SPEAKER DR. GARY IVEY
Friday, August 18, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
$45. Limited to 40 participants. No children under 12.
Price includes dinner and Keynote speaker. No host bar at Carol’s Café.
Carol’s Café in Prattville: 2932 Almanor Dr W, Canyondam, CA 95923; 15 minute drive from Chester.
Activity level 1
DESCRIPTION Kick off the Festival weekend with a banquet dinner on the patio of Carol’s Café in Prattville with a view of Lake Almanor! Check in for dinner at Carol’s Café’s begins at 5:30 PM, food service will begin at 6:00 PM. While you check in and find your seat, enjoy whimsical bird-themed tunes performed live by local ukelele band “Four Chicks.” Drinks are available at the no host bar. Keynote speaker Gary Ivey will speak at 7:00 PM.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: GARY IVEY
Dr. Gary Ivey has worked with wildlife for over 35 years, concentrating his work on waterbirds, waterfowl and wetland conservation in the western U.S. He served as a biologist at several western National Wildlife Refuges for 18 years, including 15 years at Malheur NWR. He has worked for International Crane Foundation since 2007, serving as their lead for sandhill crane conservation and research in western North America. Gary also serves on the Board of The Trumpeter Swan Society and is their lead on Oregon's Trumpeter Swan Restoration project.He studied wintering ecology of sandhill cranes in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta for his PhD through Oregon State University. He is the author of the Conservation Assessment and Management Plan for Breeding Western and Clark's Grebes in California which is being implemented by Audubon California.