As many of you may already know, the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory's site in Lake Jackson, Texas was impacted by hurricane Harvey flooding. Our grounds were totally under water for over a week and our field house was submerged under 10 inches of water and had to be completely gutted in order to rebuild. We estimate that the cost of repairing the flood damage will be around
. Donations will go directly into restoring our site which include things like:
· Replace sheetrock and insulation
· Paint all rooms
· Replace kitchen and bathroom cabinets
· Replace most interior doors
· Replace carpet and linoleum tiles
· Replace some furniture and appliances
Donate to our hurricane recovery fund by:
Using our website's donate
Mailing donations to our headquarters: The Gulf Coast Bird Observatory, 299 Highway 332 West, Lake Jackson, TX, 77566 (please let us know they are for the hurricane recovery fund)
Or by dropping by in person!
We are also accepting donated household items including: a clothes dryer, a full sized kitchen oven/range top, 2 dresser drawers, a TV stand, and large area rugs.
And we are also looking for volunteers to donate their time to site clean up. We will be working from 8:30- noon each Wednesday and Saturday until further notice at GCBO. If you are available, please stop by!
THANK YOU so much for your generosity and your belief in our mission. Through your support we can make sure that GCBO is back up and running again, and that our conservation work can continue to protect birds and their habitats along the Gulf Coast and beyond!