SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield is now an Urban Bird Treaty City.
Mayor Domenic Sarno, along with representatives from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service and ReGreen Springfield signed the Urban Bird Treaty on Friday at the Springfield Science Museum.
The treaty brings together the City, along with other public and private organizations to conserve birds that live and migrate through the City. ReGreen Springfield was awarded $46,400 to work with partners and volunteers to enhance bird stopovers and nesting habitats in Springfield.
ReGreen Springfield President David Bloniarz told 22News, “The bird tree ranges from the biggest birds, all the way down to the state bird, the chickadee. This time of year we see a lot of the migratory birds revisiting and reestablishing themselves in the valley here.”
Springfield is now one of 28 other cities across the United States to be designated as an Urban Bird Treaty City.
The bird treaty signing also kicked off Valley Bird Days. Click Here for more information.