A bird mural is taking flight in the Heron Meadow next to Vashon Center for the Arts. Britt Freda, internationally acclaimed Vashon artist, will paint birds of the Judd Creek watershed and Quartermaster Harbor on the retaining wall at the site. The painting will begin this summer (2020).
Freda, Vashon Audubon, Vashon Center for the Arts, and Vashon Nature Center are collaborating to bring the mural to life.
The Heron Meadow is part of the eastern headwaters of Judd Creek, our island’s largest salmon-bearing creek. Historically used as an agricultural field, the meadow is being restored by the Vashon Nature Center to become a sanctuary for native wildlife and a demonstration site for how to restore wildlife habitat.
The colorful mural will showcase birds found in the Judd Creek watershed that are threatened by our changing climate. Just like us, birds need food, water, and a safe place to raise their young.
Our intention is to inspire Islanders to help birds and other wildlife by doing all we can to ensure healthy habitat and reduce the impacts of climate change.
The mural is dedicated with hope for a healthy, bird-filled future for children on Vashon and beyond.
• Help clean the retaining wall and clear weeds
• Build a path
• Design and create educational materials
• Make a financial contribution
Contact: Julie Burman, President