Kids Duck Conservation Day at McNary National Wildlife Refuge August 10th , 2013

Grab a hat, bring the kids,  and join the fun August 10th at the Kid’s Duck Conservation Day at McNary National Wildlife Refuge in Burbank, WA


Discover how to band a duck, build a wood duck nest box, and identify the critters in the pond. Kids of all ages can engage in a variety of hands-on demonstrations and activities related to wildlife conservation.  Join us for Kid’s Duck Conservation Day, formerly known as Greenwing Day, at McNary National Wildlife Refuge’s Environmental Education Center on Saturday, August 10th, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  Duck-banding will begin at 8:00 a.m. sharp and last about 30 to 40 minutes, followed by the other demonstrations and activities. Kids that participate in all the activities are eligible for prize drawings.


This event is sponsored by the Richland Rod and Gun Club, Ducks Unlimited, Sand and Sage Hunting Retriever Club, and the Friends of the Mid-Columbia River National Wildlife Refuges.  The event is free and open to the public.


The McNary National Wildlife Refuge is located at 64 Maple Street in Burbank, Washington.    From the Tri-Cities, take I-182 east (becomes Highway 12 outside of Pasco).  Just over the Snake River Bridge, exit onto Highway 124 east toward Waitsburg.  Travel 1½ miles and turn right on Lake Road.  The Education Center is approximately 1 mile further on the right side. Please note the revised access due to the new overpasses!  A map with directions is available at  For more information, call 509-546-8300.