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Artwork From 11-Year-Old Girl Raises Over $175k For Gulf Coast Birds

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What did you do when you first heard the news last year about the BP oil spill? Did you say, partner with a leading conservation society to raise six figures to protect the Gulf Coast? That’s what New York’s Olivia Bouler did. Oh — did I mention that Olivia is just eleven years old?

Devastated by the news of the destruction of wildlife in the Gulf, this sixth grader wrote to the National Audubon Society with the following offer: She would provide a watercolor illustration to each person who donated to the organization’s Gulf wildlife recovery efforts. The Audubon said yes and came knocking on Olivia’s door just three weeks later — her 500 original drawings had sold out. (Needless to say, she then began to make prints instead of originals.)

To date, Olivia’s work has raised over $175,000 for the Audubon’s wildlife center in Moss Point, Mississippi. Not ready to stop there, she has just published Olivia’s Birds: Saving the Gulf. This gorgeous book highlights backyard and endangered birds, features her hand-drawn illustrations, bird facts, and photos celebrating the Audubon campaign. An undisclosed amount of the proceeds support Audubon’s conservation mission, including Gulf Coast cleanup efforts. (And the pages are printed on FSC eco-friendly paper!)

Now *this* is a tween I’d like to hear more about! How about you?

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