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Review for Raptor Resource Project, Decorah, IA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The Raptor Resource Project aka RRP came into my life back in the Spring of 2011. I fell in love with eagles on a nest in Decorah, Iowa by watching them on the internet. I can't thank RRP enough for providing a camera into a world I had not really noticed. Over the years I became a volunteer for them in the chat room on their website and now that chat room and an added educational chat room for students and teachers across the world, is available for teaching and learning about Bald Eagles. They built a banding station for raptors near Luther College in Decorah, IA, where college students interested in environmental studies and conservation can have Hands-on experience. Their cameras and projects bring people closer together where all can share their passions for raptors and nature. Thank you, Raptor Resource Project, for all that you do. Thanks for touching my life and the lives of many others. Screenshots taken from the Raptor Resource Project website.

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for Saving Our Avian Resources S O A R, Dedham, IA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

SOAR is trying to make a difference in the raptor world by saving raptors, educating the public, and doing comprehensive research particularly about the effect of lead poisoning on raptors and usage of alternative means to hunt and fish lead-free. I too, became more familiar with Saving Our Avian Resources when Kay Neumann and her organization took over the care of Ambassador Decorah back in June 2014. I have come to respect and admire their hard work and dedication. Besides holding educational events where the public gets to meet and learn about various raptors, SOAR is involved with middle school and high school students with an eagle research student database online off of their webpage. SOAR is also responsible for compiling data from all wildlife rehabilitators in Iowa from 2004-2014 which involved the bald eagles admitted and lead poisoning. Their study is published online in the Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management. They are truly one of the "Greater Nonprofits" around. 5 stars from me. Thanks, SOAR.

Role:  Donor
 

Review for Raptor Resource Project, Decorah, IA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I started watching the Decorah Eagle cam in 2011 and became a volunteer for them in 2012. Why? Because the eagle cam showed me the wonders of nature up close and personal, amazing me every step of the way and taught me that together, people can share, learn, and make a difference in this world, both environmentally and to each other. I was not aware of issues like lead poisoning in raptors caused by lead ammunition and lead fishing tackle, not aware of death by electrocution from power lines and death from car collisions. Part of RRP's mission is to "help foster the next generation of preservationists" and they are doing just that. There are many classrooms across the U.S. and the world watching the eagle cam now. With over 341 million views since 2011 on Ustream, the eagle cam is the most watched wildlife education camera in the world. It helps to remind all of us that we must be stewards of our environment which will help perpetuate wildlife. Additionally, because of the efforts of Raptor Resource Project's original director, Bob Anderson, the Peregrine Falcon made a comeback to the Central United States and the Mississippi River cliffs. Some of the Decorah Eagles offspring, through tracking devices, have been and are currently part of a longitudinal study of raptors post-dispersal which will help us to learn of breeding and feeding grounds and the necessity to preserve these areas. Last season’s acceptance of a man-made starter nest might possibly lead the way for increasing populations of birds where needed. RRP has made a difference in so many ways to both the world and the people that watch their cameras. I would hope that this review will inspire others to donate and participate in, this worthwhile organization.

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for Friends Of The Decorah Fish Hatchery, Decorah, IA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Love the "Friends of the Decorah Fish Hatchery" and all they do for our Decorah eagles.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Role:  General Member of the Public
 

Review for Raptor Resource Project, Decorah, IA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Bob Anderson has been helping to keep falcons, eagles, kestrels, various types of raptors alive for many years. Because of the Decorah Eagle Cam, I have gained a better understanding and education of bald eagles which has led me to learn about other raptors as well. It has increased my awareness of the delicate balance between humans and wildlife and how we all must be stewards on earth.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

get more volunteers to step up to the plate and help

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Role:  Donor
 

Review for Saving Our Avian Resources S O A R, Dedham, IA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I contribute to SOAR because of all of the wonderful work they do trying to save raptors. They work tirelessly and endless hours. They've saved many raptors from dying from lead poisoning too and those that can't be rehabbed back into the wild are still given a life. Many thanks to Kay Neumann and her staff.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get more people to donate.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Role:  Donor