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From left, Mr. Joseph F. Edwards, III, Mr. B. Mayo Boddie, Sr., Mrs. Nancy E. Liipfert, Mr. W. O. Baker, Jr., Mr. Brent Lubbock, Mrs. Ali Lubbock, Mr. Mike Lubbock,  Mr. Augustus H. Tulloss, George G. Whitaker, and G. Vincent Durham, Jr.

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From left, Mr. Joseph F. Edwards, III, Mr. B. Mayo Boddie, Sr., Mrs. Nancy E. Liipfert, Mr. W. O. Baker, Jr., Mr. Brent Lubbock, Mrs. Ali Lubbock, Mr. Mike Lubbock, Mr. Augustus H. Tulloss, George G. Whitaker, and G. Vincent Durham, Jr.

Sylan Heights Bird Park receives $7,500 grant

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Sylvan Heights Bird Park recently received a grant of $7,500 from the De Leon Carter Foundation.

The money will help fund a new winter shelter for the popular Scarlet Ibis. Once finished, the new shelter will allow the Ibis to stay in the South America aviary throughout the year, and be on exhibit to our visitors during warmer winter days.

The bird park has the largest collection of waterfowl in the world and is the largest bird park in North America. Sylvan Heights is dedicated to educating the public about the importance of conservation and research of waterfowl and wetland habitats. The bird park is a unique facility with continentally-themed exhibits that offer visitors views of more than 2,000 birds, including some of the world’s most endangered waterfowl and other birds. Sylvan Heights is open Tuesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 pm. Admission to the park is $5 for children, $7 for seniors and $9 for adults. Contact the Park by calling 252-826-3186, emailing info@shwpark.com or visiting www.shwpark.com or Facebook.