20th Welland Scouting
Dates: April 29
Location: CooksMills Conservation Area on the Welland River
The 20th Welland Venturer and Rovers are excited to participate in Scouts Canada’s 8th Annual Good Turn Week by building bird houses along the Welland River. They have been brainstorming and planning this project since they wrapped up their 2016 Good Turn Week project, to come up with a project that will benefit the community, animals and the environment. With help from the Welland River Keepers, the Venturers and Rovers will be building 52 nest boxes for five different native species of birds. The Blue Birds, Wood Ducks, Owls, and Tree Swallows will each have around 13 nest boxes for their species.
The Welland River Keepers will be helping the Venturers and Rovers pick places along the river to build and set up these boxes. Once they have been set up, they will be monitoring and maintaining the nest boxes throughout the year. The Welland River Keepers are a non-profit organization with a genuine interest in improving the Welland River and were happy to help the Venturers and Rovers with their mission to help the birds.
These bird boxes will be around for many years, which will help the declining bird population in the local community for as long as they are around. The Venturers and Rovers hope to improve the habitats for the birds, which should also grow the native bird population. This is a long term project with potential great long term affects. The 20th Welland Venturers and Rovers and the Welland River Keepers are coming together on April 29th at 9am, to install the nest boxes and start this movement of helping the birds in the community. They want to be agents of positive change and hope this project will inspire others to take action and do their own good turn for the community, animals, and environment.