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Owl presentation brings awareness to protected animals

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BURBANK, Wash.-- Owl presentation brings awareness to protected animals. People learned more about several protected species at the McNary National Wildlife Refuge Education Center in Burbank over the weekend. More than 200 people came out to see different owls and hear interesting facts about them in the wild.

Educators say by spreading the word and teaching people about these protected and some endangered species, many will be more aware of their environment.

Richard Romanelli of Friends of Mid-Columbia River Wildlife Refuges says "it was particularly nice to see a bunch of young kids here who are really interested in dissecting these owl pellets and of course getting to meet live birds."

Organizers it's events like this one that can help save the lives of these animals. Visitor Services Sue McDonald says "the focus of these programs is to get people connected with what's out there whether it be wild life, whether it be the plant life. The more that you know the more that you care."

The event was sponsored by the Friend of Mid-Columbia River Wildlife Refuges. The McNnary National Wildlife Refuge Education Center is planning another public event in December.