Owl rehab centre holding open house

South Okanagan Rehabilitation Centre for Owls celebrates 26 years of operation this week

 

We are pleased to announce the annual Open House for the South Okanagan Rehabilitation Centre for Owls.

The event will take place on Sunday May 5, 2013 from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m.

-Celebrate “Houdini’s” birthday

– Come and meet the birds

– Silent Auction

– See the progress on our new state of the art clinic

– Tour the SORCO and Burrowing Owl facility with informative volunteers

– Kid’s corner

– Local environmental displays and information

– BBQ by donation

– Admission by donation

SORCO’s mission is to support conservation of birds of prey through rehabilitation and a focused promotional and education program which generates public interest and support for the preservation of this vital part of our natural inheritance.

The SORCO facility is enjoying its 26th year in operation and the contribution that SORCO has and will continue to do for the area communities is a vital part of sustaining the area’s ecosystem, natural environment and ensure the healthy retention of a sustainable Raptor population.

SORCO is the only such facility in the Central and South Okanagan and many raptors would suffer and die if it was not for this facility. Wildlife populations continue to compete with the encroachment of development and the work of SORCO provides a fundamental element in the conservation of these unique species.

We are very excited to also announce that our new state of the art clinic will be 50 per cent completed at the time of the open house.  We are expecting to have the facility up and running by the fall of 2013.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Lauren Meads at 250-498-4251 or email at sorco@telus.net.