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Rockton Pelican Fest

May 18, 2024

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Downtown Rockton
110 E. Main Street
Rockton IL

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Save the date to celebrate the annual return of the American White Pelicans and other migrating birds to the Rock River. Together, The Natural Land Institute, The Sinnissippi Audubon Society, The Village of Rockton and JR Finally Art Studio & Gallery present a day filled with activities and sights sure to delight everyone. Learn about and meet some interesting birds while visiting several educational / environmental booth. Stroll along the historic streets, shops and restaurants of downtown Rockton for an entertaining day.
Stateline Mass Transit District will be providing free shuttle bus service from Rockton to the Nygren Wetland Preserve Overlook throughout the festival. There you will be greeted by a knowledgeable volunteer to talk about birds and other wildlife.
For you birders: Don’t miss the Early Bird Walk at 7:30am meeting at the Nygren Wetland Overlook presented by Sinnissippi Audubon Society.

In Downtown Rockton 10am to 4pm
PRESENTATIONS: (check back again as more speakers become finalized)
11-11:45 “Hoo” Haven & Pelican
11:45- Visit the Pelican

Natural Land Institute
Sinnissippi Audubon Society

SIDEWALK CHALK ART with Melinda Cook: 11-2
Rockford Art Guild
Whitman Post Elementary School

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