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Wild birds, along with one domestic goose hen, flock to Joanna Lanning, aviary caretaker, at meal time.

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Walla Walla City Council, aviary group at funding ‘crossroads’

WALLA WALLA — City Council members at a work session Monday frowned upon granting another extension to a group trying to raise funds to rebuild the Pioneer Park Aviary.

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Aviary friends offer new idea to save facility

The nonprofit group has asked the city to consider leasing the Pioneer Park attraction to them.

WALLA WALLA — Friends of the Pioneer Park Aviary have a new idea to save the popular bird sanctuary.

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City, advocates at odds over rebuilding aviary enclosure

Friends of the Pioneer Park Aviary want a larger area to house the current population of birds.

WALLA WALLA — The Friends of the Pioneer Park Aviary and city officials are at odds over which of two aviary enclosures to rebuild.

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Walla Walla Council to decide on spending for new aviary design

WALLA WALLA — The City Council tonight will vote on whether to spend $42,758 to design a new Pioneer Park Aviary.

Pioneer Park Aviary may get renovation

On Monday, the department will present a plan to repair and improve the facility.

WALLA WALLA - The Pioneer Park Aviary could get a $850,000 renovation, due in part to the enormous support the public has shown this year in fundraising efforts.To date, approximately $70,000 of the $110,000 has been raised to keep the aviary running thro

Surviving the fowl weather

Cold weather hardly phases the chirping and clucking birds at the Pioneer Park Aviary. Even the naked-necked turken chickens take below freezing temperatures in stride, without a scarf."The birds acclimate to the cold," a smiling Joanna Lanning said. "We


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