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Raptor Day at Lone Pine State Park -Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM

(Kalispell, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) is partnering with the Flathead Audubon Society to present the eight annual Raptor Day at Lone Pine State Park on Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM.

Explore the world of raptors and see live birds of prey up close at this family friendly event. A community bird walk will kick off the event at 9:30 AM.  At 11:00 AM, after a short address from Flathead Audubon and the family of Rod Ash, Doug McCarter and colleagues from Montana Wildwings Recovery Center will give a dynamic presentation with live birds.

Bring a sack lunch or purchase lunch from Bennie's Dog House then stay to hear researchers from Denver Holt's Owl Institute of Montana talk about their current research on Montana's fascinating owls at 1:30 PM.

Lone Pine will provide activities for kids during breaks and as an alternative during the presentations. There will also be many fun and interactive booths from local conservation agencies and organizations.

What:  Raptor Day

Where: Lone Pine State Park Visitor Center
             300 Lone Pine Road, Kalispell
             (stateparks.mt.gov/lone-pine/)

When:  Saturday, September 6, 2014
            9:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Cost:  Free

Lone Pine State Park is located 5 miles southwest of Kalispell and offers one of the most vivid views of the valley, 7.5 miles of trails, and a beautiful interpretive center that provides information on living in a wildlife urban interface.  Additional amenities include a picnic shelter and a community room, which are both available to rent, as well as a volleyball court, horseshoe pit, and an archery range. Furthermore, Lone Pine offers a fantastic variety of educational and interpretive programs.

Join us in celebrating Montana State Parks 75th Anniversary in 2014! Visit Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) and enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, swimming, boating and more and discover some of the greatest natural and cultural treasures on earth.

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A division of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
stateparks.mt.gov

Contact:
Amy Grout
Park Manager,
Lone Pine State Park
406-755-2706 ext 3
agrout@mt.gov

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