Who knew?

Who knew the novel coronavirus, Covid-19, would still be with us as we approach the end of 2020? ODFW and the FOLM Board continue to consider options for resuming activities on Ladd Marsh but it looks like spring activities, if they go forward at all, will need to be modified to meet state guidelines. As decisions are made, we will try to update this site as well as notify members via email. Please stay safe and healthy. We want to see you on the marsh when this is over.

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2020 Ladd Marsh Bird Festival Cancelled

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Friends of Ladd Marsh have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Ladd Marsh Bird Festival. ODFW has cancelled all of its outdoor education events through May 31 and that includes the Bird Festival. We have taken this step to protect our participants, volunteers, staff and others and in compliance with the Governor’s Executive Order regarding group gatherings and social distancing.

We will be back next year! So, save the date – the 15th Ladd Marsh Bird Festival will be May 14 – 16, 2021.

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April Bird Walk Cancelled

Friends of Ladd Marsh:

As I am sure most of you expected, we are cancelling the FOLM First Saturday Bird Walk for April.  While being outside birding is an excellent way to socially distance, doing it in groups negates the benefits and may put people at risk. I encourage you, if you can, to bird in your yards or find a quiet, uncrowded place to go birding.

We will take these measures one month at a time – I will let you know if we have to cancel the May bird walk as well. I choose to remain hopeful for a relatively speedy end to this difficult time.

Stay safe, stay healthy,

Cathy Nowak

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