Bird House Installation
Date: Saturday, February 16, 2013
Time: 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Meeting Location: We will be meeting at a local park in Hyattsville, MD. The closest street address is 4986 38th St. Hyattsville, MD 20782. Click here for a map of our meeting place. Please note that the street address is just the closest to where we will be meeting, the park unfortunately does not have a street address. If you head down 38th St. you will see AWS staff members waiting in a parking lot adjacent to a ball field. The contact information of the staff member present will be provided upon registration in case you have logistical questions.
Description: This past fall, local elementary students helped us construct bird houses in an effort to provide greater habitat for a few of our local bird species. With more than 100 bird houses ready to go, we need your help installing them in local meadowed areas! The work will include building cylindrical predator baffles from galvanized metal pieces and other assorted hardware. We will then be hammering 7’ posts into the ground and attaching the baffles and birdhouses. Participants should be comfortable working with tin snips, metal with sharp edges and possibly working from a ladder. Please join us!
The SONG Project (Saving Our Native Grasslands) is designed to increase the health of our meadow restoration sites. One very popular component of this has been the building and installing of birdhouses to help increase the biodiversity of our watershed. An ecosystem with a diversity of plant and animal species is a strong ecosystem and by strengthening these habitats we are contributing directly to a healthier Anacostia River.
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Registration is required. Individuals must use the registration system. Groups interested in registering must contact the Membership and Volunteer Coordinator (contact info below).
Student Service Learning hours are available -- just bring your forms! Youth under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian present at the event.
Questions? Concerns? Contact our Membership and Volunteer Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-699-6204 ext. 109.