Conservation

Bid4Birds Application Deadline Extended

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The California Ricelands Waterbird Foundation (Foundation) is extending the enrollment period for its new habitat program. The Foundation will be accepting applications until 5pm on Tuesday January 21. If you are interested in the program but have not been able to enroll yet please check out the details on the website.

If you have any questions about the program please visit the Foundation website or contact Luke Matthews directly at lmatthews@calrice.org or (916) 607-8988.

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