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Environmentalists are spreading the word on habitat preservation

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BURBANK, Wash. -

Environmentalists are spreading the word on habitat preservation. Members of the Friends of Mid-Columbia River Wildlife Refuges are worried that the expansion of businesses and homes will damage the habitat for some animals. The group is now planning several events to help bring awareness to the shrinking conservation areas.

President Shannon Hayes-Truex says educating people about the environment helps make a difference. "People recognize that these areas are valuable helps them make better decisions about development," said Hays-Truex.

Throughout the year the group does refuge tours, bird counts and duck banding to bring awareness.

They're always looking for volunteers. For more information visit www.friendsofmcrwr.org or call 509-546-8350.

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