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News Release 139

Contact: Gena Terlizzi, 573-751-1010
                
gena.terlizzi@dnr.mo.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aug. 1, 2014 Volume 42-14-139 

Enjoy Bird Fest at Current River State Park Aug. 9

Jefferson City, Mo. - Current River State Park will be hosting Bird Fest on Saturday, Aug. 9. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the event will feature programs highlighting the world of these feathered friends beginning at 1 p.m.

The event will include on-going programs throughout the event featuring a falconry exhibit, owl pellet dissection and bird-related crafts and activities. The event will conclude with a presentation at 7:30 p.m. by Joe Hoffmann of the World Bird Sanctuary. At the conclusion of the presentation, Hoffmann, assisted by members of the audience, will release two birds that were rehabilitated at the sanctuary. The event is free and open to the public.

Current River State Park is located 27 miles south of Salem and 15 miles north of Eminence on Highway 19. For additional information, contact the park at 573-858-3015. For information about state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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