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Audubon Wishes Senator Thad Cochran Well In Retirement

As a leader of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Cochran often rose above partisan politics to support conservation.

HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. (March 6, 2018) — “They just don’t make Senators like Thad Cochran anymore. Often a calm voice of reason during the legislative process, Senator Cochran regularly voted to build on America’s long, bipartisan history of conservation in his time on the appropriations committee,” said Jill Mastrototaro, Audubon Mississippi’s policy director. 

“Audubon wishes Senator Cochran well in his retirement, during which he’ll always be welcome at our Pascagoula River and Strawberry Plains Audubon Centers. We look forward to an equally productive working relationship with his successor to help us protect the birds and wildlife of Mississippi and the Gulf Coast,” said Sheryl Bowen, Audubon Mississippi’s board chair.

About Audubon

Established in 1998, Audubon Mississippi is a pioneering non-profit that uses conservation, education, advocacy, and science to benefit birds, wildlife, and their habitats. Audubon Mississippi is a state office of the National Audubon Society.

The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow, throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s state programs, nature centers, chapters and partners have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire and unite diverse communities in conservation action. Since 1905, Audubon’s vision has been a world in which people and wildlife thrive. Audubon is a nonprofit conservation organization. Learn more at and @audubonsociety.

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