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Learn to protect your property at egret workshop

Posted Nov. 1, 2012

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Texas is a major route for migratory birds shuttling between the United States and Canada. This annual event can impact residential, commercial and industrial properties.

The City of Fort Worth is hosting an educational workshop to share tips on deterring nesting by federally protected birds. The free workshop is open to all Fort Worth residents, but it’s especially recommended for residents with mature trees on their property.

The workshop will be 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 10 in the Oak Room at Christ Chapel Bible Church, 3701 Birchman Ave.

Attendees will learn to identify nuisance birds, get practical tips to discourage nesting in their yard and protect property from noise, odor and damage that bird nesting can cause.

Brett Johnson, an urban biologist with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, will cover bird identification and legal issues. Staff members from Fort Worth Code Compliance will provide answers to residents’ frequently asked questions. Allyson Baughn, a Carrollton resident who has dealt with egret problems, will discuss her neighborhood’s success story and provide practical tools for residents.

To learn more, call the Neighborhood Education Office at 817-392-6201.

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