Kirtland’s Warbler Festival 2018 returning to Downtown Roscommon, Joe Rogers to be main speaker

At left: A male Kirtland’s Warbler sings in a jack pine forest near Roscommon, MI. Photo Credit: David Kenyon

ROSCOMMON – After a successful return to Northeast Michigan three years ago the Kirtland’s Warbler Festival is gearing up for another great turn out June 1-2, 2018! This event will once again be held in downtown Roscommon, bringing with it numerous activities centered on the region and opportunities to explore the restaurants, culture and business district of this lively area!

The Festival begins with the Kirtland’s Warbler Home Opener on Friday, June 1 hosted by the Kirtland’s Warbler Alliance at the Kirtland Community College Four Mile Road Campus. The program is designed to be fun and social with a silent auction and guest speakers TBA. Tickets are $25 and can be reserved by calling the Huron Pines office.

Festivities continue on Saturday, June 2 at the Community Recreation, Activity and Fitness (C.R.A.F.) Center (606 Lake Street) with a wide array of activities, including kids’ programs, bird tours and much more!

Renowned Ornithologist Joe Rogers will be attending with his “Birds of Prey” and will discuss the “Wildlife recovery” organization. Additional speakers will be announced later.

The Kirtland’s Warbler Festival Planning Committee, a group of about a dozen local residents and community leaders, is excited to present a program that highlights the important link between conservation of our natural resources and the health and happiness of our region’s citizens.

“Northeast Michigan is a region that is defined by the forests, waters and wildlife that our residents and visitors are drawn to,” said Abigail Ertel, Community Program Lead for Huron Pines and member of the Festival Planning Committee.

“An event like the Kirtland’s Warbler Festival is a great venue for raising awareness around how conservation and active management of our area’s natural resources protects opportunities to be physically active as well as increase investment in our local communities because people across the state and country recognize Northeast Michigan as a premier destination to live, work and play!”

There are many ways to get involved in the 2018 Kirtland’s Warbler Festival! For more information on how you can volunteer, have a booth in our vendor or local organization area, hotel discounts and much more

contact Ertel at (989) 448-2293, ext. 14, email kirtlandsfestival@gmail.com, or visit www.kirtlandswarbler.org

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