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Audubon Society and Local Boy Scout address Casper City Council for permit to build fence in Morad Park

Map charting the expanse of a fence proposed for Morad Park in Casper Wyoming
Map charting the expanse of a fence proposed for Morad Park in Casper Wyoming(Travis Mitchell)
Published: Aug. 25, 2021 at 6:03 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - On Tuesday, August 25th the Casper City Council was addressed by members of the Audubon Park Society, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, and a local Boy Scout to get approval to build a fence around 1.6 acres of city property in Morad Park. The proposed fence would be built around an area of wetland that spans between the properties of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, the Audubon Society Park, and Morad Park which is owned by the City of Casper.

The reasoning behind the proposed fence is to help keep unleashed dogs out of the wetland area. The goal is to bring back birds and other wildlife that used to inhabit the area who have been driven away by the dogs who run through from Morand Park. The fenced off area will still be open to the public though, with a trail going through the wetland.

Boy Scout Wyatt Warner, who addressed the council, will be using the fencing project to help achieve his ranking as an eagle scout. He expects that the project will take no longer than two days to finish if it’s approved.

Zach Hutchinson, who is the Community Naturalist Coordinator for the Audubon Society, says that a few of the species that are expected to return are even considered “Species Of Concern” which are animals who are being watched for possible endangerment. He also mentioned that 90% of wildlife in the state of Wyoming visit wetlands during their life although wetlands only make up around 2% of the state.

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