In February 2023, we were very honored to receive a generous $10,000 grant for our educational programs from the Three Rivers Foundation! The foundation, established by the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians as the charitable branch of the Three Rivers Casino Resort, recently distributed $1.1 million in funding to 117 different organizations across Oregon.
In December 2022, Cascades Raptor Center welcomed KLCC’s Brian Bull to our facility for a glimpse behind the scenes at our training and rehabilitation work.
In early November 2022, we received a call from the Gordon Hotel about a Red-tailed Hawk stuck in the grille of a vehicle. After 65 days in care, the bird, now nicknamed “Gordon”, was released at Mt. Pisgah Arboretum on January 5.
In June 2022, Cascades Raptor Center was the featured topic on McKenzie River Broadcasting’s Community Forums radio series. Bird Curator Kit Lacy and then-Deputy Director (now Executive Director) Julie Collins spoke with host Tracy Berry about our work with raptors, the center’s 30-year history, and looking to the future.