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In September 2013, Madison was recognized as a "Bird City" by the Bird City Wisconsin project. The program is modeled after the Arbor Day Foundations' "Tree City USA" program with the following goal:

To encourage all communities in Wisconsin to implement sound bird conservation practices by offering public recognition to those that succeed in (a) enhancing the environment for birds and (b) educate the public about the interactions between birds and people and about the contributions birds make to a healthy community.

Madison Bird City Celebration, Arbor Day and Earth Day Activities

Sunday, April 17, 2016
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Warner Park Shelter, 1625 Northport Drive, Madison

Welcome nature lovers, students, families and kids! Madison Bird City, Arbor Day and Earth Day FUN (Friends of Urban Nature) Celebration! Explore nature with hands-on activities at the shelter and a nearby tree planting, kids games and a short walk. More event details coming soon!