Artisans, community organizations and businesses will have the opportunity to connect with 1,000 people from around the Finger Lakes Region
Savannah, NY (February 9, 2018) – The Montezuma Audubon Center (MAC), located on State Route 89, Savannah, NY, is accepting applications from vendors to participate in the 12th Annual Wildlife Festival on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pop-up tents, tables, and chairs are available to rent and outdoor site selection is on a first come, first served basis. The deadline to register as a vendor is April 27. Registration forms can be found on the MAC’s website http://ny.audubon.org/montezuma or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 12th Annual Wildlife Festival will celebrate the importance of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex for 300 bird species that migrate along the Atlantic Flyway. “The Montezuma Wetlands Complex is a globally significant Important Bird Area that serves as a vital rest stop for hundreds of thousands of waterfowl during the spring and autumn migration. Additionally, the Complex is home to nine active Bald Eagle nests and an astounding 81 Bald Eagles during the winter months,” said Chris Lajewski, Montezuma Audubon Center Director. “The Wildlife Festival is an opportunity for people of all ages to explore and celebrate the birds and habitats of this dynamic ecosystem and interact with a variety of vendors from across New York State.”
Highlights at the Wildlife Festival will be live animal presentations, food trucks, a Eurobungy ride, live music, children’s games and prizes, a huge bounce house, crafts and activities, family-friendly entertainment, guided bird watching hikes and canoeing excursions, a native plant sale, and over 40 vendors. Major support for the Wildlife Festival is provided by the Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. Additional support is provided by Adventures in Climbing.
Montezuma Audubon Center
2295 State Route 89
Savannah, NY 13146
The Center is open Tuesday-Saturday 10 am- 4 pm.
Visit http://ny.audubon.org/montezuma for more information about our facilities, trails, and events.
The Montezuma Audubon Center is a state-owned facility operated through a cooperative agreement between the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the National Audubon Society.
We’re dedicated to enhancing the habitat of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex and surrounding Important Bird Areas. The Montezuma Wetlands Complex is Audubon’s first globally significant Important Bird Area.
Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Our national network of community-based nature centers and chapters, scientific and educational programs, and advocacy on behalf of areas sustaining important bird populations, engage millions of people of all ages and backgrounds in conservation. www.audubon.org