From the Lloyd EcoDistrict website
Portland sits along the Pacific Flyway, a migratory path used by hundreds of thousands of birds every fall and spring. Lights Out programs help prevent birds navigating at night from getting attracted to urban areas, where they can get off course and injured. Join Lloyd EcoDistrict and the Portland Audubon Society as we go Lights Out in Lloyd this fall. You can make a positive impact on the night sky by reducing unnecessary lighting around your home and office. It’s easy, and it saves energy and money while saving birds!
Your participation helps make our region safer and healthier for wildlife and humans alike, as well as helping to raise awareness about the growing impact that light pollution has on the world around us. There are two ways you can participate in Lights Out Lloyd this year:
1) Join in a day of action on Friday, September 15th. Individuals and buildings throughout the city will be reducing or turning off exterior lighting the evening of the 15th in a one-day awareness raising effort.
2) Pledge to go Lights Out for the entire period of fall migration, which begins August 25th and runs through November 15th. Learn more about practicing here.