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Wood Duck Nesting Box Workshop

  • Millvale Community Library 213 Grant Avenue Millvale, PA, 15209 United States (map)

Join the Millvale Tool Library and Girty's Run Watershed Association in learning how to make wooden nesting boxes! The boxes made in this class will be installed at Friends of Latodami to provide nesting sites for the ducks that live there. We'll be working with a variety of electric saws, and this workshop is not suitable for people under 18 years old. Please RSVP so we can get enough supplies for everyone!

About Wood Duck Nesting Boxes
(Source: https://www.ducks.org/conservation/waterfowl-research-science/wood-duck-boxes)

"Wood duck females typically build their nests in tree cavities near wetlands. When a prospective cavity is found, a hen wood duck will land in the tree and carefully inspect the site for a variety of characteristics, including size, shape and security from predators and the elements. In many areas, wood ducks have difficulty finding suitable natural nesting sites. Wood duck boxes provide a man-made alternative, where hens can nest in relative safety from predators. The deployment of large numbers of nesting boxes can be used to help increase local or regional populations of wood ducks in areas where natural cavities are limited."

This workshop is made possible through support from The Pittsburgh Foundation.

About the Millvale Tool Library:

The Maria Mongelluzzo Tool Library is a countywide resource provided by the Millvale Community Library. It is a collection of hand and power tools, ladders, and more that can be checked out for one week at a time for free.

About Girty's Run Watershed Association:

Girty's Run Watershed Association is dedicated to promoting a just and healthy watershed system through advocacy, education, and conservation..We envision a healthy watershed where improvements in stormwater management and water quality highlight Girty's Run as an asset to communities and ensures resident quality of life in addition to vitality of the native ecosystem.