Loudoun Wildlife will celebrate its 25 year anniversary with a 100% virtual event
October 23, 6:00 – 9 :00 pm
While we’re not able to gather in person to mark this occasion, we’re fortunate to have the opportunity to gather virtually to celebrate the tremendous achievements of Loudoun Wildlife over the past 25 years and look forward to the next 25 years. We will continue to post updates on this page as we get closer to the event, so please check back to see what’s new.
Get Ready to Bid on Silent Auction Items & Experiences
We’ll kick off the fun with an online auction beginning at noon on Monday, October 19 and running through 10:00 pm on Saturday, October 24 . You can bid on various items and one of a kind experiences at our online auction site.
25th Anniversary Commemorative Cup and Planter
What better way to remember the 25th celebration than with a commemorative cup or planter created by local artist Amy Manson of The Clay and Metal Loft. For each purchase of these ceramic works of art, 20 percent of the proceeds will be donated to Loudoun Wildlife. You can watch Amy creating one of the planters here.
Schedule of Activities
Tune in on October 23rd at 6:00 pm to hear amazing stories from our members, enjoy local entertainment acts, and be inspired by messages from special guests. Relax with a signature cocktail, raise a toast to Loudoun Wildlife, and enjoy the entertainment by hosting a watch party with members of your family. You can help raise funds to protect, preserve, and restore wildlife habitat in Loudoun County.
6:00pm: Welcome Message from Michael Myers
6:10pm: Wildlife Costume Parade
6:30pm: Loudoun Wildlife through the years
Introduction from Julie Borneman, President, Board of Directors
A word from one of our sponsors, Norman Myers, Real Estate Appraiser & Consultant
Amy Marasco, President of the Nature Generation and Vice Mayor of the Town of Hillsborough Wishes Us a Happy Anniversary
Max & Charlotte Pink Owl Wish Us a Happy Anniversary
Amy Manson of the Clay and Metal Loft in Leesburg demonstrates making Loudoun Wildlife Anniversary edition planter
Gary Smallwood provides musical entertainment
Happy Anniversary from Alonso Abugattas, the Capital Naturalist
25 Years of Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy – A Tribute to Our History and Milestones
Sarah Ali – How I Became a Stream Monitoring Volunteer
Dave Manning – How I Became a Stream Monitoring Volunteer
Amy Ulland – How I Became a Stream Monitoring Volunteer
Emma Lloyd – How I Became a Stream Monitoring Volunteer
2020 Butterfly Count – A Photograph Collection of Butterflies and Data
Gerco Hoogeweg and Sheila Ferguson Wish Us a Happy Anniversary
Blue-gray Knatcatcher Building a Nest Video
Osprey Fishing Video
Blue-winged Wasp Video
Janet Hensley’s Monarch Waystation Video
BJ Lecrone’s Audubon at Home Meadow Video
Protect Amphibian Habitat Video
JK Black Oak Wildlife Sanctuary Virtual Tour – Fall 2020
Famous Last Words musical entertainment
A word from one of our sponsors, Northwest Federal Credit Union – A Great Place to Bank and Work
Sue Russell, Audubon at Home Ambassador, Wishes Us a Happy Anniversary
HOA Native Plant Landscape Tour – Ashburn Village – Use of Texture in Garden Design
HOA Native Plant Landscape Tour – River Creek – Confluence Park – Creating a Living Landscape
Ann Garvey, Audubon at Home Ambassador and Long-time Volunteer Wishing Us a Happy Anniversary
Kyle Dingus, Loudoun County Urban Forester, Presents “The Fall Back of the Autumn Forest”
Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton Congratulates Us on 25 Years
Loudoun County Chair Phyllis Randall Congratulates Us on 25 Years
Mayor Kelly Burk Congratulates Us on 25 Years
Plant NOVA Natives Thanks Loudoun Wildlife for Being a Partner
Audubon Naturalist Society Thanks Loudoun Wildlife for Being a Partner
Carter Steadman Congratulates Us on 25 Years
Volunteer Coordinator, Kim Strader, Thanks Past, Present and Future Volunteers
Sally Sumser story
Finding Peace and Joy in Nature During the COVID-19 Pandemic – A Collection of Volunteer Photographs
Message from Sarah Steadman, former Board Member
9:00pm: Celebrations ends
(online auction closes at 10:00pm on Saturday, October 24)
Update: We’ve now set up the event using the Zoom platform. Once you register, login information will be sent to your email address. (If you registered before the 22nd, you will be emailed updated login information.) Then on the 23rd , you’ll click on the Zoom link to be connected to the event. You can choose whether to join using an audio and/or video connection.
Three Ways to Join in the Fun
Participate: Individuals, families, businesses, and groups are encouraged to send us a fun video to help us celebrate. Content can include anything wildlife or nature related, or it can simply congratulate us on our milestone. Find out more information on how to participate here. Submit your video using this form by Friday, October 16.
Children and adults are invited to participate in our Wildlife Costume Parade. People can participate in our live socially distant parade, live through our virtual event, or by sending in a photo or video dressed up as their favorite wildlife. More information and registration for the live parade are here.
Register as an Attendee: Loudoun Wildlife members, guests, and community members are invited to register for the event as individual supporters. Individuals can register for the event at $25 per person, or reserve a virtual “table” for $100. This is perfect for families and small gatherings. Please register below.
Become an Event Sponsor: Loudoun Wildlife invites its members, families, businesses and organizations throughout the community to sponsor this special event. If you’d like to be a sponsor, you can read about the opportunities here.
These generous supporters and donors signed up: