Birds of a feather

Ducks Un­lim­ited and Green Team part­ner to place nest­ing boxes

The Southern Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

The Burin Penin­sula chap­ter of Ducks Un­lim­ited is cel­e­brat­ing a suc­cess­ful part­ner­ship with Con­ser­va­tion Corps New­found­land and Labrador’s Green Team in Marys­town.

The or­ga­ni­za­tion pro­vided the team with nest­ing boxes that they installed along walk­ing trails around the Marys­town and Burin area.

Ducks Un­lim­ited iden­ti­fied the lo­ca­tions as hav­ing a pop­u­la­tion of birds that nest in those ar­eas.

“Two years ago we did a part­ner­ship with Pearce Ju­nior High, where we pro­vided the fund­ing for all the ma­te­ri­als, and the school of­fered an af­ter­school pro­gram where kids pro­duced 30 nest­ing boxes,” said Jody Brushett, chair of the lo­cal chap­ter of Ducks Un­lim­ited.

The or­ga­ni­za­tion spent the last two years try­ing to find a group that they could part­ner with for the in­stal­la­tion of the boxes, he said.

“This year Small­wood (Cre­sent Com­mu­nity Cen­tre) came to us, said that had a project with the Con­ser­va­tion Corps and were won­der­ing if we were in­ter­ested in part­ner­ing with the Green Team to have some work done,” Brushett said.

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