Rocky Mountain Raptor Program hosting Dec. 13 open house

The Rocky Mountain Raptor Program is celebrating the holidays with an Open House slated for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 13.

Visitors will learn how approximately 300 feathered friends receive care so that many of them can return to the skies and how foster parents raise orphans. Educational raptors, live birds that must remain in captivity, will be on display to offer an up close and natural experience.

“This is a great event for families, so bring the kids,” executive director Judy Scherpelz said. “Many of our volunteers and staff members will be on hand to answer questions. Our gift shop will be open and we’ll have a wish list for anyone wishing to support our RMRP Giving Tree. We always need volunteers and we can show you how to get involved with our organization.”

The RMRP facility is located at 720 E. Vine Drive in Fort Collins, one mile north of Mulberry, about halfway between College and Lemay avenues. In addition to caring for injured birds of prey, the program conducts an extensive community outreach and education program. Nine staff members and over 140 active volunteers carry out its work. For more information call 970-484-7756, email judy@rmrp.org or visit RMRP.org.

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