Library supporters and a few distinguished guests dedicated NatureWork's wild turkeys monument which was placed near Central Library's Plaza Entrance at 5th and Denver. NatureWorks, a Tulsa-based group, provided funding for this project and dedicated the monument in honor of the National Wild Turkey Federation. The large bronze sculpture - named "Rio Grande Turkeys" and sculpted by Montana artist Ron Lowery - depicts three wild turkeys moving together through tall grass. The monument was dedicated on May 7, 2009, and the cost was roughly $45,000, plus another $8,000 for the work to erect the statue.
Source Library Staff; "Bear sightings getting closer", TW, 5/19/09, p.B3.