Flight Barn Gets Facelift as Volunteers from Audubon and Disney Flock Together for TogetherGreen Volunteer Days
Teaming up on a project that’s literally “for the birds,” volunteers from Walt Disney World Resort joined staff and volunteers at the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey to overhaul the Center’s Magic of Flight barn and surrounding landscaping on Saturday October 9, 2010.
The flight barn was built in 2001 through the volunteer efforts and sponsorship of Walt Disney World and was in need of roof repair, pressure cleaning, replacement of food boards, prey boxes and re-wrapping the very large perches that are in the flight enclosures. The barn contributes to the conservation and rehabilitation of raptors such as eagles, hawks, owls and ospreys, so they can ultimately be released back into the wild. Over the years, this structure has played an important role in conserving and protecting wildlife by helping thousands of birds build up their strength and stamina so they could return to their natural habitats.
“Disney has worked with Audubon in a variety of ways over the years. We are excited to pitch in this weekend to help spruce up the Center for Birds of Prey which provides so many services to both community and wildlife” states Nancy Gidusko, Director of Community Relations, Walt Disney World.
This event kicked off the Center’s third year of TogetherGreen Volunteer Day events. TogetherGreen is a nationwide Audubon initiative designed to connect people with ways to make a conservation difference in their local communities. Projects are about engaging people to make a difference by acting today to shape a healthier tomorrow. Upcoming Volunteer Day events include Project FeederWatch, wetland clean ups, birdhouse bonanza and more.