Cornerstone Laid for Bird-Watching Center in Yarkon Park

By KKL-JNF STAFF
December 26, 2013 10:32

On December 18th, a ceremony was held to celebrate the laying of the foundation stone for the new Rosh Tzippor bird-watching center to be established in the forest with the support of the Besen Family Foundation and Friends of JNF Australia.

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Cornerstone Laid for Bird-Watching Center in Yarkon Park

Cornerstone Laid for Bird-Watching Center in Yarkon Park. (photo credit: KKL-JNF)

Cornerstone Laid for Bird-Watching Center in Yarkon Park

On December 18th, a ceremony was held to celebrate the laying of the foundation stone for the new Rosh Tzippor bird-watching center to be established in the forest with the support of the Besen Family Foundation and Friends of JNF Australia. Among those present were KKL-JNF officials, the Mayor of Tel Aviv, the Australian Ambassador to Israel and relatives of the donors. 

For Tel Aviv residents who want to enjoy an excursion in natural surroundings close to home, Rosh Tzippor Park is the perfect venue. Situated in the city’s Yarkon Park, this site is a paradise for nature lovers.

KKL-JNF World Chairman Efi Stenzler, in his speech, recalled the task JNF Australia had taken upon themselves in the wake of the Maccabiah disaster: to work for the rehabilitation of the Yarkon River. “In those most difficult times the community displayed exceptional generosity of spirit,” said the world chairman.

KKL-JNF began to plant the Rosh Tzippor (Hebrew for bird's head) Forest in the 1950s, and work still continues there today. The first trees to be planted were eucalypti, themselves natives of Australia. In recent years, however, local varieties such as Tabor oak, Judas trees and two species of mastic tree have been added to the mix.

“This park is a miracle, a green oasis surrounded by fast highways and urban development,” said Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai.


Read more about the cornerstone laying ceremony for the new bird observatory at Rosh Tzipor


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