A rotating schedule of bird hikes throughout Washington County Parks will continue with a hike from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 8, at Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park.

Hikers should park in the bottom parking lot and meet at the trailhead kiosk.

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

Hikes will continue this year:

·June 12 at Lake Elmo Park Reserve;

·July 10 at St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park;

·Aug. 14 at Pine Point Regional Park;

·Sept. 11 at Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park;

·Oct. 9 at Big Marine Park Reserve;

·Nov. 13 at Pine Point Regional Park; and

·Dec. 11 at Lake Elmo Park Reserve.

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, visit 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. All minors must be accompanied by an adult.

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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