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2014 Matching Drive July 17

It's here: Third Day for the Matching Fundraiser. WooHoo No matter where you look, the number three is associated with good fortune, creativity, optimism and joy. The procrastinator support group is hoping that the third day of the Matching Fundraiser will bring good fortune, creativity, optimism and joy from those who appreciate the Hancock Wildlife Foundation's Bald Eagle Cams. In the first two posts, everyone was reminded of past nest seasons as well as current nest seasons and how much the cams and the information gleaned from them enriches so many lives. We are about 2/3 of the way towards the matching amount of $2550 being put up by 'Procrastinators Anonymous' [doesn't that have a nice ring to it?Green LOL] We won't badger you with more statistics, those can be read at the Hancock Wildlife Foundation's front page. But we would like to appeal to your love of the eagles and the knowledge and joy the cams and the observerations bring to serious scientists and lovers of nature who are curious about what goes on day to day on a Bald Eagle nest. So if you can, please help us get over the hump to make sure that we can take advantage of the entire matching pot. If we could exceed it, that would be even more fantastic.

You can do this by going to CanadaHelps. Anyone can donate using CanadaHelps and it also provides official Canadian tax donation receipts.

Another option is PayPal if you do not need a formal Canadian tax donation receipt.

There is a 4% service charge for CanadaHelps and PayPal so if you can give a little extra, that would be great.

If you are able to support Hancock Wildlife with a donation of $150 or above, mailing a check or money order is the preferred method (made out to Hancock Wildlife Foundation), with a post mark by 7-17-14 to be included in the matching drive.

Canada Address:
Hancock Wildlife Foundation
19313 Zero Avenue
Surrey, BC, Canada
V3S 9R9

United States Address:
Hancock Wildlife Foundation
1431 Harrison Ave,
Blaine, WA, USA

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Help our sweet eagle dreams come true. Ariel and Hunter

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2014 Matching Drive July 16

 The Number 2

I think it was two years ago that I wrote about the number 2 - and the many ways it related to Hancock Wildlife - and I find that's even truer today.

Then, I was hoping we'd have two cams on each active nest - and now we do!

Then, I was hoping we'd have sound on all our nests (a second way to know what's happening) - and now we'd do!

Back in 2006, when a friend told that he'd discovered a camera watching eagles on a nest - I looked in - and was immediately hooked. And I couldn't imagine how it could get better. But every year it has.

And much of the thanks for that goes to you - the members and friends who support Hancock Wildlife Foundation.

All four of our active nests have sound. All four have at least one pan-tilt-zoom cam so our dedicated group of zoomers can see where the adults hang out when they're not on the nest - and see where the fledglings go as they learn to fly.

And having twice as many cameras with at least twice as many features - well, that costs at least twice as much.

We have two wonderful adults at each of our nests - and two eaglets at three of them (and we're hoping that things will work out at Harrison Mills next year, so those wonderful adults will again have eaglets to raise).

And - for two more days - your donation will be doubled!

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2014 Matching Drive July 15a

Matching Drive Update

In case you haven't noticed (see 2014 Matching Drive Kicks Off!) we've started a three-day matching drive, with a goal of not only giving those who haven't had time to send in their donation towards the cam maintenance and upgrades that will be coming soon an opportunity to donate - but also a bit of a bonus, because up to $2550 in donations will be matched by a group of long-time supporters (at least some of whom have been known to procrastinate themselves!).

Normally when I do an update like this, I'd announce how we're doing in the first few hours of the drive - but, well, I am a procrastinator, so I didn't call to get a total. But I do know that some people made advance donations for the match at FledgeFest, and some have sent in their donations via CanadaHelps (which is a great option, especially for those in Canada, because you'll get an official receipt by return email - Hancock Wildlife is an official Not-For-Profit society in Canada, so donations are tax-deductible for those in Canada). And I've heard that at least one person has called in their donation, and was lucky enough to find someone in the office (Wednesday is the best day to call!). So even without any official numbers, I think we're at least 1/3 of the way to the $2550 we need to get the matching grant - and maybe more than 1/6 of the way to the money we need so David Hancock and his team will be able to do all the work they want to do on our four primary nests - Delta 2, Harrison Mills, Lafarge and White Rock.

So - instead of an update on the finances - I have an update on the eagles. love

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Footprint Press -- a definitive read!

Conservation & Preservation


Hancock Here:
Here is some sparkling and informative reading for Fraser Valley folk.  If you are not from this area you should not read it and come here.  We have too many people already. However, if you are part of your local conservation movement, which I dearly hope, then this incredible little magazine of great meaning and done totally by volunteers, and given away freely, should be read so you can duplicate this on local issues.
I thoroughly recommend regularly reading this little journal. They actually archive all issues on their website.  Check out my articles in issues # 8,  # 10 and # 12 on bald eagles and Harrison Mills, BC ecology articles.  All communities need these kinds of supporters.  Thanks "Footprint Team" and also thanks for attending our FledgeFest 2014 on the weekend.
David Hancock


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2014 Matching Drive July 15

2014 Matching Drive Kicks Off!

Hi everyone! Have you been thinking about donating to Hancock Wildlife and waited and waited and then thought - oh darn, I missed the fundraiser? Well you are in luck. A group of long-time supporters have decided to put together a matching fundraising pot of $2550 to try to get those last needed dollars. You can think of them as the ‘procrastinator support group.’ Starting today, Tuesday, 7-15-14 and running through Thursday, 7-17-14, your donation of $10 or $20 becomes $20 or $40 during this matching fundraiser. The nest adoption/fund raising drive, to date, has gotten us over 50% of the way towards the $17,000 goal for cam clean up. (Thank you Debs, Bev, Jean, Sharon, Annie, Sydie, Lav and TX!) Hancock Wildlife will do its annual maintenance, re-wiring and nest inspection in September. This is a narrow window of opportunity for Hancock Wildlife because the parents will be off nest for the salmon run. All cam work must be completed before the parents return to avoid nest disruption.

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