WINSTON, Ore. -- Wildlife Safari has announced that the Wetlands Interpretive Area project, funded in part by the Oregon Wildlife Heritage Foundation, has been completed.
"The support from the Beulah Drake Grant program was essential to further development of our wetlands area. With upcoming school field trips scheduled for this fall, our education department will use the wetlands area as a main teaching focus geared to animal habitat as well as the valuable filtration process that wetlands provide to enhance local ecosystem conservation," stated Development Director, Denise Jones.
Wildlife Safari restored wetlands on its grounds for the benefit of the environment, protection of native species, and community education.
Safari officials say the wetlands are critical in sustaining local, native fish, wildlife and plant species in Douglas County.
Wildlife Safari says it educates thousands annually regarding how to sustain local wildlife and "protect the great outdoors for the next generation."
The project has expanded wetlands education and enhances the experience of both field trip groups and Wildlife Safari visitors. The new structures built for the project provide a cover for wetland viewing and offers an outdoor lecture space for field trip groups while preserving natural space and habitats.