Join us for the 8th Annual Athens Vulture Festival, LIVE! Saturday, October 9th!
ANNOUNCEMENT: For the health and safety of all involved, we ask that all attendees wear masks when they are within 6 feet of presenters, activity stations, or other attendees. When social distancing is possible on the birding trails, scavenger hike, or in open spaces, please use your discretion to keep yourself and others safe. We will have hand sanitizer and extra masks available, as needed. Thank you.
We will also be posting fun activities, virtual tours, pre-recorded videos and more throughout the week leading up to the event!
The ACC Vulture Festival is a celebration of "nature's clean-up crew," the vulture! Vultures are key to a healthy ecosystem. Just like the Solid Waste Department, they help keep the environment safe and clean by picking up the "leftovers." Vultures are often under-appreciated, or even cast as the villain or outcast in cartoons and stories. Every year, during this week, we shine a spotlight on this amazing creature, which includes a wide variety of species from all over the world. We also shine a spotlight on our landfill property, which serves to do more than just bury your trash - we strive for waste reduction in all that we do, including composting organics such as food scraps, leaf & limb, and biosolids, as well as recycling materials and reclaiming landfill gasses to convert into electricity. Join us this week for a series of educational and fun activities, programming, and community!
Join Oconee Rivers Audubon Society and ACC Solid Waste Department for a socially distanced morning bird walk along the nature trails at the Athens-Clarke County Landfill. Pre-register here, arrive by 7:30 am, and please wear a mask!
Disclaimer: Limited walk-up slots will be available, unless additional Covid-19 restrictions are enacted prior to the event.
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Share your love of vultures by sharing your vulture pics with us and be entered into a contest to win our exclusive David Hale Vulture Festival t-shirt. Tag your pictures with @accsolidwaste #VultureAwarenessDay #respectthebird