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HORNBILL:
found in tropical and subtropical
Africa, Asia and Melanesia

MANDARIN DUCK
found in parts of East Asia

GREY CROWNED CRANE
found in the savannah of Africa
south of the Sahara

AMERICAN FLAMINGO
found in the Caribbean islands, Caribbean
Mexico, Belize and Galapagos islands

GOLDEN EAGLE
found in the northern regions
of Eurasia and North America

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CRPA Members Provide macrobenthos Training to Local College Students

CRPA Members Provide macrobenthos Training to Local College Students

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Walton Tract Fall Cleanup

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Upcoming Events

Annual Summer Picnic and River Float
August 7, 2021

Annual Summer Picnic and River Float

Saturday, August 7, 2021 Join us Saturday, August 7th from 3 pm to 7:30 pm for our “Annual Summer Picnic…
Spring Birding in the Cowpasture River Valley
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Spring Birding in the Cowpasture River Valley

Join Terry and Mike for a guided hike through a variety of habitats along the upper Cowpasture River to bird for spring migrants as they’re returning to our area for breeding season. We also expect to encounter species moving through our area to their breeding grounds further north.
Please bring drinking water, field snacks, sturdy shoes and binoculars if you have them. Also bring a bagged lunch to picnic with the group after the walk. Further details will be provided upon registration and payment.
Cost is $10 per person. (Limit of 20 people)
Spring On the Cowpasture River | An Artist RetreatMay 2-4, 2021
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Spring On the Cowpasture River | An Artist Retreat
May 2-4, 2021

The Cowpasture River Preservation Association and Fort Lewis Lodge & Farm invite artists of any medium to join us for this multi-day, plein air art event. Offering over 3,300 acres of open fields, mountains, forests, wildflowers, and birds, and featuring 3-miles of the scenic Cowpasture River, Fort Lewis is the perfect place to gather with fellow artists and create in a beautiful outdoor setting. Event is non-juried and open to 25 artists.

Ecology and Geology of Browns Pond — Sinkhole Ponds of the Upper Cowpasture River Valley

Field Trip #2: Ecology and Geology of Browns Pond — Sinkhole Ponds of the Upper Cowpasture River Valley Sunday, April 18,…