Heron Meadow Mural

A bird mural is taking flight in the Heron Meadow next to Vashon Center for the Arts. Britt Freda, internationally acclaimed Vashon artist, has begun painting birds of the Judd Creek watershed and Quartermaster Harbor on the retaining wall at the site.

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Birds at risk
Bufflehead
Barrow’s Goldeneye
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Rufous Hummingbird
Steller’s Jay
Red-breasted Nuthatch Violet-green Swallow Swainson’s Thrush

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.

Planned painting days

June 15-19
June 29-July 3
July 13-17
July 27-31
August 10-14
August 24-28
September 8-11
September 21-25

Watch the painting progress »

Help the mural take flightmake a donation

Your financial contribution will help us meet our goal of completing the mural this year.

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Other ways you can help

•  Clean the retaining wall and clear weeds
•  Build a path
•  Design and create educational materials

Contact: Julie Burman, President
Vashon Audubon
206 463-4127
julieruthburman@gmail.com


Learn more

Britt Freda’s website »

National Audubon mural project »

National Audubon climate report »

Vashon Nature Center’s Heron Meadow »

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