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Posted 5/22/2014

Release no. 20140522-001


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Karla Zeutenhorst
402-667-2546
karla.j.zeutenhorst@usace.army.mil

YANKTON, S.D. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Gavins Point Project is “going to the birds” this Memorial Day Weekend. Join park rangers for a variety of programs featuring our feathered friends.

Saturday, May 24
Morning Bird Walk: Search the area around Cottonwood Day Use for migrating and nesting birds. 9:30 a.m. at Cottonwood Day Use (walk will last 2-2 ½ hours).

Jr. Ranger Program: Learn about birds that come to your bird feeders. Make pinecone bird feeders to take home. For kids of ALL ages. Come any time during the program. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Lewis and Clark Visitor Center.

Feathers along the Big Muddy: Learn about some of the more common bird species found along the Missouri River. 2 p.m. at the Lewis and Clark Visitor Center Theater.

Sunday, May 25
Jr. Ranger Program: Learn about birds that come to your bird feeders. Make pinecone bird feeders to take home. For kids of ALL ages. Come any time during the program. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Lewis and Clark Visitor Center.

The Endangered Species of Gavins Point: Learn about three of the animal species that are threatened or endangered on the Missouri River and near Gavins Point Project. 2 p.m. at the Cottonwood Campground Shelter (program about 30 minutes).

Monday, May 26
Jr. Ranger Program: Learn about birds that come to your bird feeders. Make pinecone bird feeders to take home. For kids of ALL ages. Come any time during the program. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Lewis and Clark Visitor Center.

There is no cost to participate in any of the programs. For more information call the Lewis and Clark Visitor Center at 402-667-2546.

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