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Birders in spring rain

Fifteen Eugene and Springfield students and community members joined us on a rainy morning at Golden Gardens Park to witness the lively bird life and learn more about the importance of protecting this natural space. LCAS Board member Katie McInnis served as trip leader.

These students had researched the sports complex proposed for construction near the ponds as part of Beyond Toxic’s Environmental Justice Rise as Leaderships program. After learning of the impacts this would have on the wildlife and environment, the students were excited to experience this hidden gem of Bethel firsthand.

 by Olivia Farnham, Environmental Justice Youth Programs Coordinator for Beyond Toxics