Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop is pleased to announce the next In Their Footsteps free speaker series event.  This program is Wildlife Center of the North Coast presented by some of the wildlife center's staff on Sunday, February 17, at 1:00 p.m.  This is part the weekend's nationwide Great Backyard Bird Count activities led by the National Audubon Society and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Since Sharnelle Fee founded the Wildlife Center of the North Coast sixteen years ago, people who find sick or injured wildlife in our area have had a helpful resource to turn to.  The all-volunteer non-profit center aids all indigenous wildlife, has a wildlife hospital, and provides offsite education programs.

The presenters will bring some of the center's education animals to the program such as an owl, a common murre, a rhinoceros auklet, a northern fulmar, and a brown pelican.  Their program will cover some of the dangers that wildlife face in this region, the work of the Wildlife Center of the North Coast and how people can help local wildlife.

This monthly Sunday forum is sponsored by the Lewis & Clark National Park Association and the park.  These programs are held in the Netul River Room of Fort Clatsop's visitor center and are free of charge.

Other upcoming In Their Footsteps: speaker series programs include:

-Sunday, March 17 –The Columbia River's "ELLIS ISLAND" by Nancy Bell Anderson

-Sunday, April 21 – Gifford Pinchot:  The Making of an American Conservationist by Joseph Blanco

-Sunday, May 19 –What Killed Lewis? by Dr. David Peck

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