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.