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Horicon Marsh Bird Club to host Wisconsin Wetlands Association’s Tracy Hames

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Posted 9/16/17

Horicon Marsh Bird Club to host Wisconsin Wetlands Association’s Tracy Hames on Sept. 21


HORICON, WISCONSIN – Tracy Hames, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Wetlands Association, will present a program about Wisconsin’s wetlands on Thursday, September 21st at the next meeting of the Horicon Marsh Bird Club. The meeting will start at 7p.m. and be held in the lower level of the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center.


As a designated wetland of International Importance and a Globally Important Bird area, Horicon Marsh plays a key part in bird conservation. The marsh’s 33,000 acres provides valuable habitat for over 300 species of birds. Attendees will learn about the types of wetlands in Wisconsin, why they are important, the current state of our wetlands, and what you can do to help protect, restore and care for these natural treasures.

The Wisconsin Wetlands Association is a non-partisan, science-based, statewide non-profit organization dedicated to the protection, restoration, and enjoyment of Wisconsin’s wetlands. Tracy Hames and Wisconsin Wetlands Association staff help individuals and communities throughout Wisconsin gain the knowledge and guidance needed to protect and care for their local wetlands. Before returning to Wisconsin in 2011, Tracy worked for over 20 years as a waterfowl biologist protecting, restoring and managing watershed-scale wetland projects on the Yakama Indian Reservation in eastern Washington state. Tracy obtained a BA from Macalester College in 1984, and an MS in Natural Resources from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point in 1990.

You do not have to be a member of the Bird Club to attend this free program. All ages are welcome. For more information, please visit www.horiconmarshbirdclub.com or call 920-387-7893.

The Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center is located at N7725, Hwy. 28 between the towns of Horicon and Mayville on Hwy. 28. Please use the lower entrance.