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SOAR 20th Anniversary & Release Party
August 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join us for our fall release party at Story County Conservation Board’s McFarland Park, north of Ames!
The event includes an opportunity to meet a few of SOAR’s education ambassadors, talk with SOAR educators, and the highlight of the afternoon are the raptor releases! McFarland Park is family-friendly area perfect for a picnic and raptor releases! Please bring your lawn chairs and a small table if you like. There are a limited number of picnic tables available.
Be sure to see the “Retro Slideshow” and purchase a retro t-shirt. There will be pie…
The Fabulous Irregulars will provide a musical backdrop and the emcee for the event. This trio features Cedar Valley musicians Roger Bernard, Kevin Paar, and Dave Morse. They are great SOAR ambassadors.
SOAR – Saving Our Avian Resources is a 501(c)(3) organization established in 1999 dedicated to saving avian resources through raptor rehabilitation, education, and research. SOAR maintains all necessary US Fish & Wildlife Service and Iowa DNR permits to rehabilitate birds and educate the public.
SOAR’s mission is three-fold — raptor rehabilitation, raptor education, and raptor research. The facilities of SOAR are designed for the safe and quiet rehabilitation of feathered patients, and to ensure low-stress rehabilitation for these wild birds, SOAR is not open to visitors. Events such as this release party provide the opportunity to learn more about SOAR and help celebrate the return of raptors to the Iowa sky.