Potlatch community members are invited to a series of events celebrating the 2019 World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) at Potlatch Public Library (1010 Onaway Rd) from Monday, May 6 through Friday, May 17. “Protect birds: Be the solution to plastic pollution” is the theme for the 2019 WMBD, the only international education program that celebrates the migration of nearly 350 bird species. Bird related activities will be available at the library for the duration of the event.

Special events on Friday, May 10 include a bird walk at Scenic Six Park at 7:00 a.m.; a bird themed story time and activity stations at the library at 10:30 a.m.; and a family bird walk at Scenic Six Park at 11:30 a.m. All special events on May 10 will begin at the Potlatch Public Library. Plastic pollution cleanup efforts will be a part of all activities.

Now in its 26th year, WMBD has grown from a one-day event into a framework underpinning hundreds of projects and programs year-round. WMBD in the Americas is coordinated by Environment for the Americas, which provides bilingual educational materials and information about birds and bird conservation throughout the Americas. Their programs inspire children and adults to get outdoors, learn about birds, and take part in their conservation.

Funding for this event is provided by the Potlatch Recreation District. This free and fascinating library program is open to the public. For more information about this event, please contact Cass Meissner, Potlatch Community Library Branch Manager at (208) 875-1036.