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, is painting birds of the Judd Creek watershed and Quartermaster Harbor on the retaining wall at the site.

Birds at risk
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 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.

Watch the mural grow »

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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THE HOPE NEST and ways you can help 

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 »

Contact: Julie Burman, President
Vashon Audubon
206 463-4127 (voice/text)

Learn more

Britt Freda’s website »

National Audubon mural project »

National Audubon climate report »

Vashon Nature Center’s Heron Meadow »

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