WISCONSIN RAPIDS – The City of Wisconsin Rapids has earned Bird City Wisconsin’s High Flyer status for the 8th year in a row. The City has been a Bird City for nine years in total, first earning High Flyer status in their second year.
Bird City Wisconsin Rapids leads the effort and partners with the City of Wisconsin Rapids, local businesses and residents to meet the criteria for Bird City. Criteria includes demonstrated sustainability efforts in the city; limiting threats to birds; public education; and a resolution naming World Migratory Bird Day. This year, World Migratory Bird Day will be celebrated in Wisconsin Rapids on September 12.
A few of Bird City Wisconsin Rapids’ recent projects include a partnership with Lincoln High School to develop a walking trail and prairie in the woodlot behind their playing fields; sponsoring the Wisconsin Prairie Chicken Festival, which is scheduled for April 17; and improvements to the rain garden by City Hall. They are currently planning a summer program with the City of Wisconsin Rapids Parks and Recreation Department to teach children how to bird watch and use binoculars.
To connect with the local chapter of Bird City, contact email@example.com. Learn more about Bird City Wisconsin Rapids at: birdcitywisconsin.org/bird-city/wisconsinrapids