Wood Duck Habitat Restoration

Monday, March 23rd, 2009 at 5:42 am

HINCKLEY, Minn. – On Saturday, April 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Grand National Golf Course will become a wood duck habitat restoration project.  Spurred by the “2009 Wood Duck Challenge” in Outdoor News magazine, the event’s goal is to build and install 50 wood duck boxes across the golf course.

Local DNR conservation officers will be on site to assist families and children with the building and installation of the boxes.  Everyone who completes a box will receive a certificate, and snacks will be provided.

There is no charge to attend the event, and families with kids of all ages are welcome to attend.  After the wood duck nesting boxes are built, volunteers can install them across the golf course, where they will encourage wood ducks to nest, and be a long-term reminder of the community’s commitment to the natural habitat.

All tools and supplies will be provided, however, supplies are limited.  There are 50 houses to be built and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.  Adult supervision is required for children under 18 years old.

To volunteer for this event or register, please contact Casey Fahey at 320/384-7427.  The event is sponsored by Grand National Golf Course, Grand Casino Hinckley, and the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.

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