Putnam Highlands Audubon Society
Chapter of the National Audubon Society, Founded in 1976
We Serve New York Putnam and Dutchess Counties
Protecting our Precious Environment through Education, Conservation and Preservation.
As a chapter of the National Audubon Society, we dedicate ourselves to preserve and maintain those lands and waters that have been entrusted to our stewardship, and to inform and educate the public on issues involving birds, wildlife, and the environment.
PHAS provides a schedule of programs, including bird walks, educational programs, field trips, and guest lectures. These programs are intended to appeal to a wide range of interests and ability levels in Beacon, Cold Spring, Garrison, Philipstown and other local towns.
We maintain two New York bird sanctuaries, deRham Watergrass Sanctuary in Philipstown, Putnam County and Reese Sanctuary in New Hamburg, Dutchess County.