Mpls-St. Paul Agree to Treaty to Protect City Birds | Environment
Did you know it's "City Bird Day" in Minneapolis?
The proclamation coincides with today's celebration for the new Urban Bird Treaty Program in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
The idea is to restore habitat, focusing on native plants, manage invasive species and education residents to support the conservation of birds that live in the metro area.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials say Minneapolis and St. Paul sit at a "geographic crossroads for a variety of migratory, resident and breeding birds" that rely on the habitats along the Mississippi River.
A $70,000 federal grant is being dedicated to the project over the next two years.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Minneapolis and St. Paul officials, and Audubon Minnesota are all taking part in the Urban Bird Treaty Program.