FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Downtown Fort Worth’s downtown towers will turn off non-essential lights from Sunday during the peak migration period for birds.
Both inside and outside both the Bank of America Tower and Wells Fargo Tower are dimmed from 6 p.m. 23:00 to 6:00, September 5 to October 29.
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City Center also participated in the Lights Out Texas program last spring.
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Johnny Campbell, president and CEO of City Center Management, said it was “very important that the city center do its part to protect migratory birds as they pass through”
“According to Texan by Nature, brightly lit buildings can confuse birds when they fly at night, causing them to crash into buildings. Small businesses and homeowners are also encouraged to participate in the effort, ”Campbell explained.
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Texan by Nature founder Laura Bush proposed the following measures for everyone in North Texas to protect migratory birds:
- Turn off all non-essential lights from 11pm to 6am every night.
- Do not use landscape lighting to illuminate trees or gardens where birds can rest.
- For essential lights, such as safety lighting, use the following friendly lighting practices:
- The target is lit.
- Use light screens to direct the light downwards and to prevent light from shining into the sky or the trees
- Use motion detectors and sensors so that lights are on only when you need them
- Close blinds at night to reduce the amount of light emitted from windows
- Share your efforts on social media to encourage friends to join you
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