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Tap 216 in Murray Hosts June 6 Fundraiser for Nature Station Bobcat Exhibit

May 24, 2019 | Land Between The Lakes Press Release

Friends of Land Between the Lakes and Tap 216 are partnering up to host Bites for Bobcat, a fundraiser to benefit the renovation of the Woodlands Nature Station’s bobcat exhibit, on the evening of Thursday, June 6 in the Brightside Event Room at Tap 216, 216 North 15th Street, in Murray. The evening will include live music, food, LBL-themed trivia, a silent auction, and a fun social atmosphere. Doors will open at 6pm and activities will begin at 6:30pm.

Tickets are $15 pre-order and $20 at the door. Tickets can be pre-ordered by calling 270-924-2294. Ticket price includes live musical entertainment, trivia, and light finger foods. Additional food and drinks can be purchased off the Tap 216 menu.

The Woodlands Nature Station recently adopted a young bobcat who needed a home after being hit by a car. He was raised at Walden’s Puddle Rehabilitation Center in the Nashville area, but could not be released back into the wild because of his injuries.

The bobcat serves as an educational ambassador for his species that helps the Nature Station’s 50,000 annual visitor learn about the importance of wildlife and habitat. The existing bobcat enclosure was built in 1995. The new habitat will offer a more natural and enriching space including more environmental features such as tall grass, boulders, rock shelves and hollow logs. The design will also include safety features such as a double door system and weather shelter, along with more modern fencing to optimize visitor viewing.

The Friends of Land Between the Lakes has been raising funds for the past year for this project. For more information about how to help with the bobcat exhibit project, please contact Aviva Yasgur, Executive Director of the Friends of Land Between the Lakes at ayasgur@friendsoflbl or visit www.friendsoflbl.org/general-donation/.

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