A rotating schedule of bird hikes throughout Washington County Parks will continue with a hike 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 13, at Big Marine Park Reserve.

Hikers should park in the playground parking lot and meet in the same lot.

Registration is required, as group size is limited, and may be found on the Washington County Parks web page.

Learn to identify the birds that call the St. Croix Valley home and contribute to citizen science data collection by completing bird count surveys with the guide. The surveys collected will assist the county’s Natural Resources team and related work in conjunction with the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Fund grant.

For Washington County park locations, see www.co.washington.mn.us/parks. Under park locations, find a county map with park contact information; search “guided bird hikes” on the county website for more information.

The hike will traverse turf, gravel, and paved trail depending on trail conditions. Participants should bring binoculars and dress for hiking and the weather. This program is free with a parks vehicle permit ($7/daily or $30/annually), and is open to people of all ages and abilities. ADA accommodations can be made as needed. An adult must accompany all minors.

For questions, call 651-430-8370 or email at parks@co.washington.mn.us.

For more Washington County Parks programs and events, see www.co.washington.mn.us/parks.

Follow Washington County Parks on social media at @WashCountyParks.

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