Blog Archive February 2007

Flint Creek Wildlife Announces Location for Raffle Drawing

Posted on 6 February 2007 by Dawn Keller

The drawing for our raffle will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2007 at 3:30 pm at Kelley Cellars Wine and Cheese Shop, 100 East Station Street, Barrington, Illinois (www.kelleycellars.com). We will attempt to notify winners via phone and/or email no later than Sunday, February 11, 2007. In any event, winners will also be notified via writing. Winners need not be present to win.

Good luck and thanks for participating! Remember that by purchasing raffle tickets, you help us help the animals.

Flint Creek receives Advocacy Award at 2007 Friends of the Park Annual Meeting

Posted on 1 February 2007 by Dawn Keller

Friends of the Parks recently honored the individuals and organizations that most significantly contributed to the improvement of Chicago’s parks and forest preserves in 2006. Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation was honored to receive Friends of the Parks' Advocacy Award for our work treating and subsequently releasing birds injured in building collisions during migration. "It is a great honor to be recognized for our work" said Dawn Keller, Founder and Executive Director of Flint Creek Wildlife, "and thanks to our partnership with the Chicago Park District we are able to provide this care right in downtown Chicago at Flint Creek Wildlife's Northerly Island satellite location."

Congratulations to our friends at Chicago Bird Collision Monitors who also received an Advocacy Award for their efforts to rescue birds that collide with buildings in the Loop. By patrolling the sidewalks during the early morning hours of spring and fall migrations, CBCM's dedicated volunteers are able to pick up stunned birds before they are trampled by pedestrians or killed by larger birds. CBCM brings hundreds of birds to Flint Creek Wildlife for treatment during each spring and fall migration.

We will post photographs of this event in the near future.

Flint Creek Wildilfe Rehabilitation Launches New Education Program

Posted on 1 February 2007 by Dawn Keller

Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation has launched new educational programs that include live birds of prey. These programs are available for community and environmental groups, including scout troops, schools, park district programs and private organizations. Our new educational birds include a Red-tailed Hawk, an American Kestrel and a Great Horned Owl.

Visit our website at www.flintcreekwildlife.org for more information on our programs, or call (847)602-0628. Please remember to book early for best availability.