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Artist’s beaver mural attracts attention

Artist’s beaver mural attracts attention

| September 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– When artist Tim Hon made his first stroll of Martinez’s downtown area a few years ago, he was impressed. Little did he know the walk would lead to his creating a popular mural on the side of one of its businesses. And the owner of the business that bears the mural hopes […]

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Martinez beavers history retold in online nature journal

| July 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The story of how a family of beavers made an impression on residents and how one woman became a champion of the animals is being told in an online nature journal by the woman who now heads “Worth a Dam,” the advocacy group that also organizes the annual Beaver Festival. Heidi Perryman […]

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New site works for Beaver Festival

New site works for Beaver Festival

| July 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Susana Park has shade and is a short walk from a new beaver dam. And that has made the new venue popular with fans of the Martinez Beaver Festival, which took place there Saturday. “Everyone’s comfortable,” said Heidi Perryman, whose Worth A Dam organization puts the festival together each year. For the […]

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Beaver Festival gets new home at Susana Park

Beaver Festival gets new home at Susana Park

| June 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – After 10 years of annual appearances at a downtown area that became known as Beaver Park, the Martinez Beaver Festival is moving to Susana Park, organizer Heidi Perryman said. It’s date has been shifted to the end of June, as well. And in a fortuitous coincidence, a family of beavers have moved […]

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Martinez beaver story appearing in Wildlife Federation magazine

Martinez beaver story appearing in Wildlife Federation magazine

| April 29, 2018 | 1 Comment

MARTINEZ, Calif. – When children across the country open their May copy of the National Wildlife Federation’s “Ranger Rick” magazine, they’ll learn about Martinez beavers. Writer Hannah Schardt shared how towns once tried to keep beavers out of nearby rivers and streams, but now have decided to leave the animals alone, or go farther by […]

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