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Miller's Pond Swan Safe Power Line Project

$53,682

 

107% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Miller's Pond Swan Safe Power Line Project Photo
Miller's Pond Swan Safe Power Line Project Photo
Miller's Pond Swan Safe Power Line Project Photo
Miller's Pond Swan Safe Power Line Project Photo
Miller's Pond Swan Safe Power Line Project Photo
Miller's Pond Swan Safe Power Line Project Photo
Miller's Pond Swan Safe Power Line Project Photo
Miller's Pond Swan Safe Power Line Project Photo
Miller's Pond Swan Safe Power Line Project Photo
Miller's Pond Swan Safe Power Line Project Photo
Miller's Pond Swan Safe Power Line Project Photo
Miller's Pond Swan Safe Power Line Project Photo

The Story

MILLER'S POND SWAN SAFE FUNDRAISING PROJECT SUCCESSFUL!  
POWER LINES HAVE BEEN BURIED JUST IN TIME FOR THANKSGIVING AND THE WINTER SNOWS SETTING IN!   See first two photos in slide show.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED THIS PROJECT! 

Swan Safe is raising funds to bury dangerous power lines in Teton Valley Idaho.

Miller's Pond is a winter oasis for Trumpeter Swans.  But access is blocked by a web of deadly power lines.  For years swans have perished on these power lines.  Fall River Electric has installed many diverters over the years but they are invisible in the winter mist.  Burying the power lines is the right and permanent solution.

 

Idaho Fish and Game has committed $10,000 to kickoff this project! They know how important Miller's Pond is and how successful the Swan Safe solution is.

 

The project is urgent and imperative because conservation organizations are working to restore nesting Trumpeter Swans in Teton Valley. Trumpeter Swans, which grace our Idaho skies, are back from near extinction in the 1930s. They are the world's largest waterfowl and mate for life.  There are only 20 productive nests in all of Idaho.   

 

Last year, Swan Safe worked with Fall River Rural Electric, conservation organizations and donors in an amazing community effort to bury  the power lines along Texas Slough in eastern Idaho.   Years of swan deaths were finally put to a permanent end.  

 

Time is of the essence. We have a small window of time to raise the funds.  Fall River Electric is scheduling crews to get the job done before winter.

 

DONATE online here.  Your donation is tax-deductible and you will receive tax documentation by email.

 

DONATE FALL RIVER PATRONAGE CAPITAL Earned in 1996 - A Great Way to Help!

All Fall River Rural Electric Cooperative Members have the option to donate their Patronage Capital earned in 1996 to the Miller's Pond Swan Safe Project.  Contact Brand Hathaway in Member Services for more information.  Toll Free 1.800.632.5726

 

DONATE by CHECK: Two Choices 

 

1. Payable to: Fall River Helping Hands Inc.

Write “Miller's Pond Swan Safe” on your check’s memo line.

Mail to:

Fall River Helping Hands Inc.

Attn Swan Safe Miller's Pond

1150 N 3400 E

 Ashton, ID 83420

Include your address for tax documentation sent out at the end of the year. 

 

2. Payable to: Northern Rockies Conservation Cooperative

Write “Miller's Pond Swan Safe” on your check’s memo line.

Mail to:

Northern Rockies Conservation Cooperative

Attn Swan Safe Miller's Pond

PO BOX 2705

Jackson, WY 83001

Include your address for tax documentation sent out at the end of the year.  Include your email address for updates on the campaign.

 

DONATE STOCK  Appreciated stock (held at least one year) is a great way to support any non-profit: the non-profit gets the amount of the stock at sale, the donor gets a tax deduction for amount of the stock valued on the day of the donation and capital gains taxes are waived by the IRS.    Contact Maggie Shilling  at Northern Rockies Conservation Cooperative for more info. ph 307-733-6856.

 

CONTACT FALL RIVER ELECTRIC

Let Fall River Electric know that you support this project.   As a cooperative, they want to hear from their members.  If you are a Fall River Electric Coop member, please contact your territory board member (www.fallriverelectric.com/board-of-directors-and-territories/) or CEO  Bryan Case at 1.800.632.5726,  Bryan.Case@fallriverelectric.com.

 

For more information on Swan Safe and this project, contact Tim Brockish at 208-709-3147 or tim.brockish@gmail.com