Meeting Minutes September 24th, 2013

September Conservation

Action Committee Minutes

The September CAC meeting was held on September 24 at Candace’s house. In attendance were Candace Cornell, Jody Enck, Robyn Bailey, and Linda Orkin.

  • Candace gave a progress report on the nest box trails at Salt Point and the Lansing Center Trail. All the equipment has been gathered and a work party led by Robyn Bailey and Lansing Pathways Sue Ruoff was scheduled for the weekend of October 12-13.

  • The dialogue of the morality and legality of responsible cat ownership continued, led by Linda.

  • Jody discussed the rights and interests of waterfowl hunters and birders conflicting on Cayuga Lake. Jody offered an interesting perspective on what the act of hunting means to sportsmen.

  • The issue of birds crashing into glass buildings at CU was continued. A special CAC meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 14, at 7 pm (135 Eastlake Road, Lansing) dedicated to the issue of more bird-friendly buildings on the CU campus. The Lab of O’s Miyoko Chu and Cindy and Karel Sedlacek will join us to discuss their work on this issue and to develop a productive collaboration.

  • Our next CAC meeting will be on Tuesday, December 3, at 6:45 pm at Linda’s home: 132 Muriel Drive, Ithaca.


  • Final report on nest box trails at Salt Point and the Lansing Center Trails. Robyn and Candace

  • Make plan to refurbish and monitor nest boxes at Sapsucker Woods. Linda

  • Unwelcome cats in the environment—the continuing discussion. Linda

  • Cats vs. the Law. Jody

  • Constructing fishing line containers. Candace

  • Other Issues

Respectfully submitted by Candace Cornell and Linda