The City of Kennedale was chosen to participate in the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's Urban Conservation Treaty for Migratory Birds (Urban Bird Treaty). The Urban Bird Treaty program was created to help municipal governments conserve birds that live and nest in or overwinter or migrate through their cities. Launched in 1999, the first treaty was signed with New Orleans, and the second treaty was signed with Chicago. The treaties are a partnership agreement between a U.S. city and the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) to conserve migratory birds through education, habitat improvement and bird conservation actions.
The goal of Kennedale's project is to conserve both native and migratory
birds. Participating in the treaty will further Kennedale’s vision and
mission, which call for “[enhancing] the natural environment to achieve
effective sustainability and a sense of community.” Our goal is not only
to help protect the city's natural resources, but also to provide
opportunities for community engagement and education. The project offers
opportunities to participate in park clean-up events, bird watching,
and art projects.