Some members of the MOU Awards Committee have already discussed giving a certificate of recognition to the city of Herman for their cooperation, as Bob suggests. (We had recently done this for Janet Anderson and her Lewis's Woodpecker in Roosevelt.) Such recognition might also serve as a spark for other municipalities to be more welcoming to birders at their sewage ponds.
MOU Awards and Recognition Committee
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> On Jun 13, 2014, at 10:17 PM, "Williams, Bob" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> My wife and I made the long journey out to see the Black-necked Stilts at
> the Herman Sewage Ponds today. First, for anyone making the trip, Hwy 27
> is closed from I-94 to Hwy 55 in Hoffman so plan accordingly. Second, the
> town of Herman looks like a ghost town compared to the last time I was
> there(at least two years ago). The quick stop in the center of town is
> out of business. Most importantly however I'd like to thank Doug Kieser
> for finding and reporting the birds and Denny and Barb Martin for working
> with the city to see that the birds are not disturbed. I'm wondering if
> there is something that the MOU can do to recognize the people in Herman for their willingness to work with the birding community on this. I would think at least a letter or a press release or something to acknowledge their help. It might help us in the future with other entities who are hosting unusual birds that our members would like to see. At the very least it might be a ray of sunshine for a town that seems to have fallen
> on hard times.
> Bob Williams
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