Southwest Wildlife Foundation Celebrates Grand Opening

The Southwest Wildlife Foundation celebrated the grand opening of a newly constructed information facility and restroom at Cedar Canyon Nature Park last Friday.

This new facility marks the first of many planned for this area of Cedar Canyon Nature Park, including a visitor center and natural history museum. Dubbed “The Information Destination,” the facility is designed to give visitors additional information about the park, as well as a much needed rest stop.

Visitors enjoyed food, fire and fun during Martin Tyner’s falconry demonstration, where he educated the crowd with his Prairie Falcon, Northern Goshawk and Golden Eagle. Folks also enjoyed a concert under the stars, Dutch oven cooking and a bake sale with the proceeds going to the foundation.

Tyner, CEO of the Southwest Wildlife Foundation thanked all who volunteered their time and effort to the construction of the building. He noted that 90 percent of the build was done by volunteers. Tyner was also given an anonymous donation of $10,000 with the intent of furthering the foundation’s goals for wildlife preservation and future park buildings.

Tyner additionally expressed the foundation’s need for more volunteers, stating that in order to accomplish the big plans for this park, increasing the volunteer force was crucial.

Visit to find out more about volunteering, future events and how you can get involved with the foundation.


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Lily Shurtleff for SUU News