Dear Friends and Supporters,
April means rain showers, or blizzards, if you live in South Dakota. The property had dried out amazingly well after the March bombogenesis, only to be smacked by a second blizzard April 10-12. Once we get dryness in the subsoil, the foundations for the first building will be poured. This building is three interconnected structures that will be temporary housing for our education birds, and be rehabilitation housing for the long term.
April means paying taxes. It is a tough subject to be thrilled about, but this first year of paying the property taxes on our own land, bought free and clear with YOUR DONATIONS, feels mighty good.
April means our second annual spaghetti feed fundraiser, complete with silent auction, bake sale, and this year, a raffle. PLUS we celebrate a remarkable milestone. Elise the red-tailed hawk turns 30 years old this month! In the wild, a red-tailed lives 12-14 years. This amazing life span deserves a huge party, and we want you to be part of it.
Read on to learn more about the celebration and how you can win a Traeger pellet grill!
Maggie Engler and John Halverson