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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Learn about Seattle’s official City bird the Great Blue Heron at Discover Park Visitor Center
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
1/13/2014  2:30:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Karen O'Connor  (206) 684-7241


Learn about Seattle’s official City bird
the Great Blue Heron at Discover Park Visitor Center

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to learn about Project HeronWatch at a free open house at Discovery Park Visitor Center on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is an opportunity to learn about Seattle’s official City bird, the Great Blue Heron, and how you can see and experience these magnificent birds. 

View the model of the new live streaming heron display and enjoy craft activities, interactive exploring stations and “Habitat Bingo” walks. Each year at Kiwanis Memorial Preserve Park and Commodore Park 60-90 heron nests are built. These parks house Washington State’s largest urban Great Blue Heron colony.

At 1 p.m., Chris Anderson, Washington State wildlife biologist, will offer an information session about the local heron colony, fun facts about this great bird and ways you can help protect this species for generations to come. Heron Habitat Helpers, Green Seattle Partnership, Groundswell NW, The Burke Muses and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will provide the fun interactive stations.  Light refreshments donated by Metropolitan Market/Magnolia will be served.

For more information about Heron Habitat Helpers and this fun family day visit
http://www.heronhelpers.org/.

Discovery Park Visitor Center is located in Discovery Park at 3801 Discovery Park Blvd, 98199.

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