Creston town council voted at the Jan. 31 regular meeting to support a bid by the International Selkirk Loop (ISL) to see the area featured on Birding Adventures TV, a series sponsored by Nikon.
A unanimous vote was passed to contribute $1,250 to the anticipated $55,000 cost to sponsor a program that will promote nature and bird watching along the Selkirk loop. The application for funds was accompanied by support from local ISL director Carla Ahern, of the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area, and Jim Jacobsen, executive director of the Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce.
“I think this is a very positive step. It’s perfect for economic development and it ties in well with council’s goal to promote the wildlife area,” said Coun. Wesly Graham.
Town support comes in the form of a pledge that will only be fulfilled if all the necessary funds are raised.