Ladd Marsh Birdhouse Day!

Time to Clean House! It’s hard to believe in the midst of this late winter snow but spring is just around the corner and our birds will be coming home. Friends of Ladd Marsh will be putting out the welcome mat by cleaning and repairing songbird houses Saturday, February 23 beginning at 9:00 AM. Meet at Ladd Marsh HQ (directions below) to pick up a route assignment, permit to be on the area and map of birdhouse locations. If you have them, bring Phillips-head and flat-head screwdrivers or a cordless electric screwdriver and a putty knife. We will provide gloves and dust masks for those who wish to use them. Most routes can be completed in a couple of hours but your permit will allow to linger on the area if you wish.

Participants should dress appropriately for the weather, recognizing the potential for wet ground and strong wind. Please leave pets at home or make other arrangements.

Directions to Ladd Marsh HQ:     From La Grande, take the Union Highway (203) to Pierce Rd (B&K Auto Salvage).  Turn right (south) on Pierce. Continue for approximately 1 ¼ mile to HQ on the right.

From Union, turn left on Pierce Rd and follow above directions.

HQ can be reached from I-84: Take exit 268 (Foothill Rd) then turn east.  At the “T” with Pierce Rd, turn left (north).  Continue about 1 1/2 mile to HQ on the left.

This house wren was checking our work from a previous Birdhouse Day. We passed and it moved in.
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January 9 Public Meeting on Ladd Marsh Management Plan

ODFW will host a public meeting January 9, 2019 from 6-8 PM  at the Community Room in Cook Memorial Library, 2006 4th St., La Grande.

The topic will be the Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area Management Plan which is due for an update after 10 years. ODFW staff are not recommending major changes to the Plan, but members of the public are welcome to offer their suggestion at the meeting. Public comment can also be emailed to wildlife area manager Kyle Martin at Kyle.W.Martin@state.or.us no later than January 18.

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Friends of Ladd Marsh Annual Meeting & Calendars

The Friends of Ladd Marsh Annual Meeting is set for THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1 IN THE COMMUNITY ROOM AT THE LA GRANDE LIBRARY, beginning at 7:00 PM. Please join us for a recap of the many activities you have engaged in this year as well as a presentation by FOLM Board President Scott Findholt on the first season of MAPS songbird banding on the marsh. There will also be a short business meeting and election of Board members and officers. With the holiday season approaching fast, it is a good time to pick up FOLM items for yourself or as gifts. The 2019 Ladd Marsh Calendars will be available for purchase at the meeting (photo),in addition to T-shirts and hats.

See you there!

If you just can’t make it to the meeting, calendars are also available at Red Cross Drug, JaxDog Café and Books, Blue Mountain Outfitters and the Bobolink in La Grande. These businesses do not earn any profits from selling our calendars so when you visit them, let them know you appreciate their support of Friends of Ladd Marsh.

2019 Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area Calendar

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