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Sunday event puts families in realm of beavers

The Lands Council’s Conservation Programs Manager Kat Hall, left, and Beaver Program Coordinator Amanda Parrish remove a trapped beaver from Red Lake near Tum Tum, Wash., on Monday.  (Colin Mulvany)
The Lands Council’s Conservation Programs Manager Kat Hall, left, and Beaver Program Coordinator Amanda Parrish remove a trapped beaver from Red Lake near Tum Tum, Wash., on Monday. (Colin Mulvany)

WILDLIFE EDUCATION – The third annual Picnic with the Beavers – an educational event especially geared to families -- is set for Sunday (Sept. 11) starting at 1 p.m. at Liberty Lake County Park, sponsored by The Lands Council and the Coeur d’Alene Tribe.

Info: (509) 209-2851 or email aswan@landscouncil.org

Groups will rotate through three learning stations.

Read on for details.

Station 1

Wildlife Language activity with Raymond Brinkman of the Coeur D’Alene tribe. Learn the importance of watching changes in wildlife and nature. A fun, participation-based activity for kids!!

Station 2

Join “Team Beaver” and BiJay Adams of the Liberty Lake Sewer and Water district for a fun (and easy) hike to the beaver dams! Learn how beaver activity helps restore native plant species, filters water impurities, enhances wildlife viewing and more!

Station 3

Now that you’ve seen those beaver dams first-hand, take your shot at creating your very own - using edible materials! Use frosting as you would mud, or pretzel sticks as logs to build the ideal habitat for a beaver!




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