Environmental Group Will Help Fund Crane Festival

Jan 6, 2019

An environmental group says it will help fund an event celebrating whooping cranes at a federal refuge in Alabama during the partial government 

shutdown. The annual Festival of the Cranes brings hundreds of people to the Wheeler Wildlife Refuge near Decatur. But the facility is closed because of the funding impasse in Washington. The Friends of Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge has agreed to cover electricity costs for two refuge buildings next weekend if the shutdown continues.