BENEFITING: FRIENDS OF THE GREAT GREEN MACAW INC
EVENT DATE: May 11, 2013
Spring has finally arrived here (officially anyways) in Wisconsin and with it, so have the birds!! To celebrate, and to raise money to ensure that our Wisconsin birds continue to return, my mom and I will once again be participating in the Rainforest Biodiversity Group's annual Bird-a-Thon on May 11th. This will be our 5th annual event. Over the years we have identified 172 different species, of which over 50% of them are migrants that use the rainforests, warm weather and land that the RBG works hard to protect. The RBG isn't just about birds, its about preserving the environment and its users. Last year they provided a grant to Osa Conservation to help build a turtle hatchery which will protect and release up to 10,000 sea turtles every year! Here's a link to the RBG if you'd like to read more about them. http://www.rainforestbiodiversity.org/index.htm
Also, as we have in the past, my wife Sue and I will match all $ donated to the RBG with a donation to the Breast Cancer Network of Western New York. As many of you know, my mother was diagnosed a few years back with breast cancer. The Breast Cancer Network of WNY has been a great resource for her! Here's a link if you want to read more about what they're up to... http://www.bcnwny.org/
Donors who pledge $50 or more will receive a free Bird-a-Thon t-shirt. Be sure to provide your t-shirt size and shipping address in the “Comment, In Memory, Tribute” box on the Donation Page.
You can still donate by number of species, just put a note in the "Comment, Tribute..." box in regards to that and once we have finished the bird-a-thon we will take care of it!! If you prefer to donate by sending a check, that's fine, too. Please contact me if you would like to do that!
The Rainforest Biodiversity Group is a Madison, Wisconsin based 501(c)3 non-profit organization that works hard to protect the tropical habitat that many of our Wisconsin breeding birds use during our long, cold winter months, so all donations are fully tax-deductible.
Thank you for your support!!!