Monday, June 11, 2018

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Receives Grant From The Philadelphia Foundation For Raptor Care, Conservation

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Berks County Monday announced it has received a grant in the amount of $7,422.60  from the Gloria M. Young Ornithological Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation to support the care, maintenance, and rehabilitation of the Sanctuary's on-site education birds and other raptor conservation programs.
"We’re always grateful for raptor care support. Our non-releasable hawks and owls are amazing in education programs, but they require food and water, health care, and trained staff and volunteers, year-round, to handle the birds,” says Director of Development Mary Linkevich. “It’s an expense people often forget about.”
Some of the support allows the Sanctuary to offer annual training for staff and volunteers. Earlier this year, for instance, Hawk Mountain collaborated with The University of Minnesota's Raptor Center to host a raptor care and management workshop for raptor handlers of Hawk Mountain and the surrounding region.
"Not only did this provide expert enrichment for our own staff and raptor care volunteers, but it also brought in a unique resource to benefit other nature centers and educators," Linkevich said.
The Philadelphia Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life in the Pennsylvania counties of Greater Philadelphia. A foundation and public charity, TPF connects philanthropic resources to societal needs.
TPF manages assets of approximately $370 million and more than 900 charitable funds established by its fund holders. It distributes about $25 million annually to nearly 1000 nonprofits as grants and scholarships, and promotes greater philanthropy and stronger nonprofits in service to community needs.
For more information on programs, initiatives and upcoming events, visit the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary website or call 610-756-6961.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates from the Sanctuary, Like them on Facebook, Follow on Twitter, visit them on Flickr, be part of their Google+ Circle and visit their YouTube Channel.  Click Here to support Hawk Mountain.

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