A bird mural is taking flight in the Heron Meadow next to Vashon Center for the Arts. Britt Freda, internationally acclaimed Vashon artist, is painting birds of the Judd Creek watershed and Quartermaster Harbor on the retaining wall at the site.
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 showcases 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.
Your financial contribution will help us meet our goal of completing the mural this year.
Donate a bird drawing, a bird photo, an eco/nature poem or money—in any amount. All are important in the building of our community work of art. When you donate, we’ll add your name and dedication on an egg in a large bird nest painted on the wall. The HOPE NEST, a cairn of bird eggs, a cairn of potential and hope built by the community of Vashon for the birds that depend on our stewardship to preserve a healthy environment for us all.
Thank you for your donation. Tell your friends, tell your family. Everyone is encouraged to contribute. Mural donation form »