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Watershed Heroes display to open August 17 at the Sequoia Park Zoo

Eureka - A new display at the Sequoia Park Zoo will receive a grand opening Sunday, August 17th in Eureka.

The Watershed Heroes project broke ground over a year ago and is a state-of-the-art learning laboratory as well as a land and water display for river otters and salmon.

Zoo foundation president, Chuck Dominick said, “ The grand opening of Watershed Heroes is a significant milestone for the zoo. We have received a tremendous outpouring of support from the community through donations, attendance at fundraising events, major gifts to the new exhibit in addition to the original 2.3 million grant form the California Department of Parks and Recreation."

Zoo members are invited to enjoy complimentary breakfast snacks from 9 to 10 a.m. with the official ribbon cutting at 11. A final phase of the exhibit is a bald eagle aviary, which will be completed in the fall. For more information on the exhibit, go to: