Anne Arundel Bird Club
Contact Pamela Kellett at 443-534-6938 or email@example.com
This is the first event in Anne Arundel Bird Club’s 2020 Community Lecture Series. Donna L. Cole is an Associated Press and Society of Professional Journalists award-winning journalist. She’s a multi-media reporter for WNAV Radio in Annapolis, where she hosts the 1430 Connection, a weekly radio show. The professional work Donna is most proud of came in the summer of 2018, when she broke news about carbofuran (a federally banned pesticide) killing Bald Eagles – the story received global coverage. It raised awareness of the dangers of pesticide use and wildlife poisonings and led to change in the state of Maryland pesticide licensing procedures. For this work, Donna received the Society of Professional Journalists DC Pro Chapter 2019 Dateline Award for Investigative Journalism and the Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association Outstanding Enterprise Journalism award. Her work on this story has continued into 2019 and it was recently announced a bill to make the possession of carbofuran illegal will be introduced in the 2020 Maryland Legislative Session. In her spare time, Donna is a Bald Eagle nest monitor for the Maryland Bird Conservation Partnership, and enjoys the outdoors, travel, wildlife photography and learning more about bird of prey rescue.
Admission is free, but donations are gladly accepted.