The Venice Urban Forest has been created to provide habitat for birds, and animals, cooling and much needed carbor sequestration, oxygen generation and storm water absorption. The Venice Urban Forest project is restoring the natural, native vegetation….the natural ecosystem. It provides shelter from predators and cover for birdlife, as well as food, nesting spots and materials.
VABI has a unique opportunity to install two Scrub Jay Habitats in Phase 2-Segment 2 of the Venice Urban Forest this coming year. The endangered Scrub Jay is known to have a flyway from Oscar Scherer State Park to the South. This places the Venice Urban Forest in an ideal location to provide rest and habitat to this species. Support for this effort is being actively sought.