The Raptor House is having an open house this weekend at:

Raptor House Rehabilitation Center

40 Wise Acre Rd

Yakima,Washington 98901

Tel: 509-759-5500

The also received a grant from The Pacific Power Foundation. They were awarded a $3,500 grant to The Raptor House Rehabilitation Center of Selah to help support the construction of an amphitheater and bird housing area for wildlife education and school programs on site.

The amphitheater will provide seating for 50 people for wildlife education, raptor identification and school programs at the facility in Selah. Live shows, including flight demonstrations, will be performed from the stage at the new amphitheater.

The Raptor House sees well over 6,000 students each school year with its environmental education program. The amphitheater project will provide for more up close and personal educational shows, and the ability for the general public to visit the center and learn the importance of wildlife rehabilitation. Part of the program is a discussion of how the Raptor House works hand in hand with electric companies on injury prevention, nest management and avian protection.

“The Raptor House is such a tremendous asset to the community, and we are pleased that this grant will allow even more access to their programs, and a greater appreciation of the value of their work,” said Clark Satre, Pacific Power regional community manager.

“Raptor House is pleased to accept this grant from the Pacific Power Foundation. This grant will allow us to complete the construction of our new amphitheater and educational bird housing facility. Once completed the new amphitheater will allow us to educate thousands of children and adults each year about the importance of wildlife rehabilitation and why it is necessary,” said Shannon Dalan, vice president.

About the Raptor House Rehabilitation Center
The Raptor House Rehabilitation Center was established in 1998 by Marsha Dalan, with a mission to preserve the earth's biological diversity and to secure the future of bird species in their natural environments. The Raptor House has been providing rehabilitation to wildlife in the Yakima and Tri-Cities area for thirteen years, and its educational program visits schools and school programs to educate about wildlife, environmental and conservation education in the classroom. To this day, the Raptor House is still run by Shannon & Marsha Dalan, and has continually grown with the help of public and private donations.