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Speaker: Martha Jordan
Martha Jordan, a well-known swan biologist, will present a program on Washington’s native Trumpeter and Tundra Swans. You will learn about their life history, biology, and some patterns in Tundra Swans and how Washington’s west and east sides are connected for swans in the North Cascades. Come share and learn the facts, myths and legends of the swans of Washington’s winter. You will also discover ways you can contribute to our understanding of swans in Washington just by doing what you already do outdoors.
Martha Jordan is founder and Executive Director of Northwest Swan Conservation Association. From NWSCA: "[Martha's] interest in swans began in the late 1970s while working with collared snow geese in the Skagit Valley near Mt. Vernon, Washington. Martha has been a major contributor to state and federal agencies, documenting the status of Trumpeter Swans in the state of Washington, helping to protect key habitats and reduce mortality from lead poisoning and powerline collisions, and helping in development of the first Washington State section of the Pacific Flyway Trumpeter Swan Management Plan. [As founder of NWSCA, she] brings her 36 years of expertise to build strong partnerships that will promote the welfare and vitality of both Trumpeter and Tundra swans in Washington and throughout the northwest."
Doors to the event open at 6:30 pm for socializing, and the program will begin at 7 pm.
photo credit: National Park Service