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6 More Wis. Communities Named as "Bird Cities"

Posted at: 04/14/2013 11:25 AM

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Six more Wisconsin communities have been named "Bird Cities." The Bird City Wisconsin project is modeled on the "Tree City USA" program.

It recognizes efforts to improve bird habitat, manage woodlands, limit hazards and educate citizens about birds.

Organizers recently added the cities of Ashland, Sheboygan, Menomonie and Fitchburg, along with the villages of Shorewood and Egg Harbor. The total number of "Bird Cities" statewide is now at 66.

The Milwaukee Audubon Society named the first cities as part of "Bird City Wisconsin" in 2010.

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