Durand’s ‘Hoo’ Haven wildlife rehab center hosts open house Nov. 3

Staff Report

DURAND, Ill. — Sunday, Nov. 3, volunteers at “Hoo” Haven Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Center, 10823 Cleveland Road, Durand, Ill., will offer tours and share the wonderful educational opportunities that are available through the facility.

See the Raptor Ambassador Program and meet the newest educational birds — “Marshmellow,” the pelican, and “Echo” and “Casper,” the endangered barn owls.

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 rescue equipment, including a hovercraft, and visit the new Aquatic Animal Recovery Center. All ages are welcome. A variety of food and 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. Hoo Haven provides wildlife trauma/intensive care and an orphan nursery that treats 400 to 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 Eagle 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.

Please visit online at www.hoohaven.org for more information.

From the Oct. 30-Nov. 5, 2013, issue

Enjoy The Rock River Times? Help spread the word!