A rotating schedule of bird hikes throughout Washington County Parks will continue with a hike from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Jan. 16 at Lake Elmo Park Reserve.

Hikers should park on the south side of the Nordic Center and meet at the Nordic Center trailhead.

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.

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. All minors must be accompanied by an adult.

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

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social media at @WashCountyParks.

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