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Bemidji artist Jane Freeman helped organize nearly 100 other artists to donate paintings to support Wildlife Rehabilitation & Nature Preservation Society, Inc. in cleaning oiled birds following the April 22 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. (Image Courtesy of Jane Freeman)

Regional artist helps organize art donations for cleaning oiled birds

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Twelve species of Minnesota waterfowl winter along the Gulf of Mexico.

These birds, including herons, loons and pelicans, will soon be heading south, possibly into the scene of a disaster. The April 22 blowout of the BP Deepwater Horizon well has left marshes and coastlines fouled and water birds in danger from the spilled oil and chemical dispersants.


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