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  • sally freeman
    ... From: Freeman, Sally To: Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2014 4:00 PM Subject: news release for February 16 condor presentation at
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    From: "Freeman, Sally" <sally_freeman@...>
    Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2014 4:00 PM
    Subject: news release for February 16 condor presentation at Fort Clatsop

    Attached, and below, please find a news release and flyer for the next four In Their Footsteps guest speaker events.  I was amazed to see that Kelli's presentation on California condors is scheduled for the 208th anniversary of the very day that Lewis' described what he had previously referred to as "the beatifull Buzzard of the columbia" and drew the attached sketch of its head!

    Sally Freeman
    Park Ranger
    Lewis and Clark NHP, Fort Clatsop

    In Their Footsteps

    Condors of the Columbia
    Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop is pleased to announce the next In Their Footsteps free speaker series event.  This program is Condors of the Columbia presented by Kelli Walker on Sunday, February 16, at 1:00 p.m.  This is part the Presidents Day weekend’s nationwide Great Backyard Bird Count activities led by the National Audubon Society and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
    The Lewis and Clark Expedition encountered California condors during the winter of 1805-06 near the mouth of the Columbia River.  Meriwether Lewis wrote a detailed description of a live specimen at Fort Clatsop on February 16, 1806.  Exactly 208 years later, Kelli Walker from the Oregon Zoo, will share about the current status of this endangered species.  Ms. Walker has worked with the condor breeding program at the Oregon Zoo since it opened 10 years ago.  Their facility is one of four that breeds condors for release into the wild.  They have successfully raised and released 26 of these enormous birds.  Her talk will cover the zoo’s breeding program as it coordinates with the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s California Condor Recovery Program. The Oregon Zoo will open a California condor exhibit in its Portland location this spring which will house non-releasable birds in a condor-minium!
    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 16 –Filling Her Shoes: Amazing Women of the Northwest and Beyond by Jane Kirkpatrick
    -Sunday, April 13 Tools of Survival: Firearms and Edged Weapons of the Corps of Discovery by Michael
    -Sunday, May 18 Native Plants: Art, Anecdotes and Advocacy by Dorota Haber-Lehigh
    For more information, call the park at (503) 861-2471.

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