Boise’s Birds of Prey are Counting on Donations
Idaho's 24-Hour Day of Giving is Coming Up May 4th, and Boise's World Center for Birds of Prey is one place that will benefit. And dozens of volunteers will be at the center today (Wednesday April 26) to help improve the habitat.
The Peregrine Fund is huge, and its headquarters is right here in Boise.
The World Center for Birds of Prey is attracting some volunteers today who will gather there as part of a community work day, and the center is one of the beneficiaries for Idaho Gives on May 4th.
Employees from Larry H. Miller dealerships are volunteering their time from 9am to noon this morning to help restore some of the environment at the center by planting native plants and controlling exotic weeds, improving the habitat for wildlife. It's part of the Larry H. Miller Day of Service - an annual event that honors company founder, the late Larry H. Miller, on his birthday.
The center will also benefit from the upcoming Idaho Gives Day May 4th, and that's the 24-hour push to help non-profits all across the Treasure Valley stock up on much needed funds so they can continue their work. Idaho Gives says it has raised $3.5 million for charitable groups since 2013.
The Peregrine Falcon almost went extinct in 1970, but the non-profit Peregrine Fund has worked hard on fundraising, education, and conservation to help give those types of birds of prey a little more freedom and confidence over the past few years. And they've done much of it right here in Boise with the help of a lot of really generous people like you.
We love it when Idaho comes together on things and shows how strong and awesome it can be. This is just one idea about how to help make a difference, and as Idaho Gives Day gets closer, we'll have more.
To visit the World Center for Birds of Prey in Boise:
From I-84, take the Cole Road exit and continue south on Cole Road for 6 miles to Flying Hawk Lane.
They've got live raptor demonstrations throughout the day, and a discovery room for the kiddos too.