Submitted by Heather Heath

One Hundred Miles has partnered with the Commission for Environmental Cooperation to showcase the communities, habitats and people important to the conservation of the nearly 100,000 shorebirds that visit the area during the winter months.

To celebrate these visitors, organizations will be displaying a friendship quilt, made up of squares created by youth and artists from 12 communities in Canada, Mexico and the United States. Several of the squares were made by students from St. Simons Elementary’s advanced art program.

“Connecting People through Shorebirds” the Friendship Quilt will be displayed throughout the Golden Isles ftp, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Thursday at the Ritz Theatre in downtown Brunswick. It will be on display from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday during the First Friday event at the Ritz Theater in downtown Brunswick.

It will be on display during the CoastFest event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the DNR’s Coastal Resources Division headquarters. It will also be featured from Oct. 11 to 19 at St. Simons Elementary.

For more information about the program and Georgia’s shorebirds visit: OneHundredMiles.org/Shorebirds