‘Leave it to Beavers’ annual festival promotes industrious river animal

ST. GEORGE – The Utah Department of Wildlife Resources is holding its annual festival, “Leave it to Beavers,” aimed at educating the community about beavers and other wildlife on Saturday at the Tonaquint Nature Center, 1851 South Dixie Drive, in St. George.

The event, which will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will feature a myriad of family friendly activities and opportunities to learn about the benefits beavers provide to the local environment and ecosystem, said Lynn Chamberlain, conservation and outreach manager for the DWR’s southern region, Lynn Chamberlain said.

“There are more beavers on the Virgin River and its tributaries than most people realize,” Chamberlain said.

Previously held in Boulder, this annual festival has been moved to St. George to provide the local community a chance to understand and appreciate this industrious and charismatic river creature, Chamberlain said.

This is a free event for the whole family, she said, and everyone is invited to come out and spend the day.

Event details

  • Where: Tonaquint Nature Center, 1851 South Dixie Drive, St. George
  • When: Saturday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Cost: Free
  • Online: Leave it to Beavers

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