Hawk Moun­tain re­ceives grant from PPL Foun­da­tion

Fund­ing will con­trib­ute to ed­u­ca­tional events, work­shops, lec­tures and con­ser­va­tion re­search

The Kutztown Area Patriot - - LOCAL NEWS - From Hawk Moun­tain Sanc­tu­ary As­so­ci­a­tion

Hawk Moun­tain Sanc­tu­ary’s daily op­er­a­tions, from global train­ing and re­search to wel­com­ing school groups, re­ceive con­tin­ued sup­port from a gen­er­ous PPL Foun­da­tion grant.

Gen­eral op­er­at­ing grants are the Sanc­tu­ary’s most im­por­tant form of sup­port, un­der­writ­ing all Hawk Moun­tain con­ser­va­tion sci­ence and ed­u­ca­tion pro­grams, vis­i­tor ser­vices, and Sanc­tu­ary op­er­a­tions and main­te­nance. The $5,000 fund­ing pro­vided by the PPL Foun­da­tion will con­trib­ute to the nu­mer­ous ed­u­ca­tional events, work­shops, and lec­tures that are pro­vided for mem­bers and the pub­lic, as well as con­tin­ued sup­port for on­go­ing con­ser­va­tion re­search.

“This type of grant sup­ports ev­ery­thing we do at Hawk Moun­tain Sanc­tu­ary, from global train­ing and re­search to lead­ing school groups to wel­com­ing hik­ers,” says Direc­tor of Devel­op­ment Mary Linke­vich. “We couldn’t be more grateful.”

“We at PPL be­lieve in en­vi­ron­men­tal stew­ard­ship,” said Carol Oban­doDer­s­tine, PPL Elec­tric Util­i­ties’ regional af­fairs direc­tor. “We com­mend Hawk Moun­tain for work­ing

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to­wards cre­at­ing last­ing change through their ed­u­ca­tional pro­grams and con­ser­va­tion re­search, which is why we are pleased to sup­port their ef­forts. They are also con­tribut­ing pos­i­tively to the re­gion by mak­ing it a great des­ti­na­tion to visit.”

The 2,500-acre Hawk Moun­tain Sanc­tu­ary is the world’s first refuge for birds of prey and is open to the pub­lic year-round by trail-fee or mem­ber­ship, which in turn sup­ports the non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tion’s rap­tor con­ser­va­tion mis­sion and lo­cal-to-global re­search, train­ing, and ed­u­ca­tion pro­grams.

To learn more about Hawk Moun­tain or other pro­grams, please call 610756-6961 or visit www. hawk­moun­tain.org.

Hawk Moun­tain Sanc­tu­ary re­ceived a PPL Foun­da­tion grant of $5,000 which will con­trib­ute to the nu­mer­ous ed­u­ca­tional events, work­shops, and lec­tures, as well as on­go­ing con­ser­va­tion re­search.

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