This year, 2010, DVOC is thrilled to support the BIRD-SAFE GLASS PROJECT OF JOHN HEINZ NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE AT TINICUM.
All funds raised by the DVOC's 2010 World Series of Birding Team will be awarded to John Heinz NWR. The DVOC will partner with John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge and PA Audubon to stimulate public awareness of window strikes and create more demand for window solutions. This will be accomplished through a demonstration project at the Wildlife Center.
If necessary, the Refuge will match our funds up to $3,000 providing sufficient seed money for the project. The project will present visitors with a variety of effective solutions for window and building glass. The displays will demonstrate the use of different materials for different window applications. Additionally, graphics will demonstrate the dynamics of window strikes, benefits and limitations of specific solutions and relative costs. Visitors will be able to observe firsthand the look and feel of bird safe solutions. Printed literature will also be available for visitors to take home. The center receives 125,000 visitors per year, providing excellent opportunities for education of the public.
Further information and a pledge/donation form is available at http://www.dvoc.org/WSB/WSB2010/2010DonationInfo.htm