New headquarters for our raptor ambassadors!

New tackroom construction

photo of old tackroom tear-downWith the installation of lighting, cabinets, sink and countertops, our new Resident Raptor Care Facility (replacing the small, leaky structure formerly known as The Tackroom) is now complete! This building is where all the food preparation, health exams and other evaluations and procedures are performed daily for our 21 resident birds, the stars of our extensive Community Education and Outreach programs which reach thousands of local children and adults each year.

photo of new tackroom cabinetsMost of the labor for the demolition of the old building and construction of the new has been donated, with several individuals and local businesses stepping up with financial and material donations (see below).

If you want to help cover some of the costs by making a tax-deductible donation, we would be very appreciative! For donations of any sort, please contact our Education Program Coordinator at brceducation at sonic dot net. Every little bit helps!

Kudos, gratitude and thanks!

Photo of BRC volunteer, Steve Van Vleck

Many, many thanks go to our builder-contractor (and amazing BRC volunteer) Steve Van Vleck for his tremendous work over several weeks, and the following primary donors and workers on this project, listed below.

The Home Depot
Orchard Supply Hardware
Friedman’s Home Improvement
Naturalight Solar
Jack Smith Glass and Sash
Cascade Windows
The Cabinet Outlet
Habitat for Humanity of Sonoma County

Shamrock Materials
Mead Clark Lumber Company
Complete Welders Supply
Matheson Tri-Gas
ABC Supply Company
Pacific Supply
Santa Rosa Waste Disposal
Jay’s Engraving

Steve Van Vleck
Brian Acker
Justin Glover
Cindy Morey
Jeremy Nichols
Marcy & Daniel Schuetz
Kathleen Stewart