Beaver Dam Seeks To Become A Bird City

8/3/11 – A local organization is seeking to have Beaver Dam declared a “Bird City.” Teresa Hiles-Olson, a city alderperson, sits on the Bird City Committee, a group that is seeking the designation from Bird City Wisconsin. Hiles-Olson says the migratory bird population is important to tourism in both the state and the county, especially given our proximity to the Horicon Marsh. She says the designation is also important because it raises awareness for the problems facing our fine feathered friends. The city has already approved resolutions designating Beaver Dam as a “Tree City” and also declared October 1 as International Migratory Bird Day. A modest festival is planned for that day. Beaver Dam will find out if it will join Horicon and nineteen other communities as an official “Bird City” in November. More information is available at http://www.birdcitywisconsin.org/