NEWS from OBS
New Large Bird Enclosure COMPLETED!The Ohio Bird Sanctuary has completed a new flight enclosure to aid in the rehabilitation of injured eagles, large owls and peregrine falcons. The cage was built at the Orweiler Road location. Many local companies and organizations were involved in this construction project. Century Link has donated their crew and equipment to drill and the set the power poles needed to support the large structure. The holes were drilled August 8th and the poles set Monday the 12th. Ralph Roberts, Fanello Concrete, Blankenship excavation, J& B Acoustical, Mike Walker, Richland Lumber, Red White and Bluet Masonry are some of the many companies assisting. The majority of the work will be done by volunteers. Mansfield Rotary has pledged their support of "sweat equity" along with a contribution of $3,000. We are looking for additional skilled volunteer labor. Many Thanks go to:
Mark Fanello: Footers and escavating
Century Link: Pole setting
Mark Blust: masonry
Walker Brothers: (gravel hauling and steel plates)
Sherwin Williams: (stain discount)
Buckeye Horizon: (truck loan)
Mansfield Rotary Members
Tom Bishop: Project manager
In mid-November a Red-tailed hawk, Peregrine falcon and two Great-horned owls took up residence in the building.
Many thanks to all who support the Sanctuary by your visits, contributions, program referrals and gifts!