‘Hoo’ Haven Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Center to host annual Open House

From press release

DURAND, Ill.—Sunday, Nov. 7, volunteers at “Hoo” Haven Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Center will offer tours and share the wonderful educational opportunities that are available through the facility (Raptor Ambassador Program). The public is invited from 1 to 4 p.m. to learn about “Hoo” Haven, wildlife, local conservation efforts and to show their support for this much-needed community service. Birds and animals that are in the rehabilitation program will be seen during tours, including several recovering American bald eagles. Visitors will also see some of the new equipment including a rescue hovercraft. All ages are welcome to come to this annual event. A variety of items will be available for purchase, with 100 percent of funds going directly to the care and feeding of all the wildlife.

“Hoo” Haven Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Center is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation and release of North American wildlife at 10823 Cleveland Road in Durand, Ill. “Hoo” Haven provides wildlife trauma/intensive care and an orphan nursery that treats 400-800 animals each year with most being released back into the wild as healthy animals. “Hoo” Haven serves as the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service “Regional Recovery Center” for northern Illinois, southern Wisconsin and eastern Iowa. The facility’s educational team provides approximately 150 Raptor Ambassador programs annually to schools, scouts and other groups interested in wildlife and conservation efforts.

For more information about the facility, visit www.hoohaven.org.

From the Nov. 3-9, 2010 issue

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