Cascades Raptor Center
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Cascades Raptor Center will be closed to the public on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day, in order to give our staff and volunteers more time with their families. We will be open on Black Friday, though so come spend time with the birds instead of in lines at the mall!
In thanks to our Armed Services personnel, Cascades Raptor Center will be open for free to active and retired military and their families on Veteran's Day, Wednesday, 11/11/15.
Our sincerest thanks to everyone who attended our 25th Anniversary Benefit Dinner. We would like to express our immense gratitude to King Estate Winery and the King family for their gift of $10,000, announced at the dinner by Justin King: "Cascades Raptor Centers has long partnered with King Estate winery and the King Family in caring for our region's raptors. It so happens that this is the 25th Anniversary of both the Cascades Raptor Center and King Estate Winery. This relationship and the festive nature of the shared anniversary are well represented by the Cascades Raptor Center dinner and fundraiser held every year at King Estate Winery." The food and wine were fantastic, the service outstanding, the MC's Tim Fox and Kit were marvelous, and the support and generosity of our community was simply wonderful. Thank you!!
Sincere thanks to the Register-Guard for great coverage of our 25th anniversary! Lovely photos and video.
Come help Cascades Raptor Celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day! Saturday, September 5th, noon-4:00 pm. Come meet resident Turkey Vultures and enjoy activities highlighting the special Way of the Vulture! Learn about the special role of Nature's clean-up crew and why it is critical in every eco-system. Regular admissions rates.
Come have a family day out and join us for Family Nature Discovery Days, 2015 last Sunday of the month, May through September, Noon-4PM. Visit our birds, participate in a themed activity! General admission (members are free) plus a $2 activity fee. Activity fee is waived for those hiking the Ridgeline Trail or arriving by bike.
Event sponsor: KVAL   Event sponsor: Wild Birds Unlimited   Event sponsor: Umpqua Bank   Event sponsor: Capella Market

Date Theme Activity Sponsor
8/30/15 All About Owls Owl pellet dissection and making pine cone owls. KVAL & Umpqua Bank
9/27/15 Migration Station Mouse hunt! KVAL
Cascades Raptor Center has joined the Oregon Cultural Trust as a participating member! The Trust supports a wide range of cultural projects - from artists to zoos - throughout Oregon.

Oregon Cultural TrustFor Oregon donors, that means a potential tax credit against your Oregon income taxes, if you make matching donations to CRC and to the Trust. A tax credit reduces what you owe the State of Oregon. It's a much greater savings than a deduction, which only reduces the income on which you are taxed. The maximum credit is $500 per taxpayer ($1,000 on jointly filed returns). For a husband and wife who file separate returns, each may claim a share that would have been allowed on a joint return in proportion to the contribution each spouse made. Corporations can claim a credit of up to $2,500 per tax year.

Individuals or businesses can claim the credit for 100% of any donation to the Trust as long as they've made equal or greater contributions to any number of the 1300 qualifying non-profits. You can find this under 'other non-refundable credits' near the end of the Oregon income tax form, after you've figured all your deductions and other tax implications, and just before you tally what you owe the State of Oregon.

Please help us support the natural and cultural heritage of our great state by donating to CRC and to the Oregon Cultural Trust. Thank you!
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Veteran's Day, Tuesday, 11/11/14 CRC is honored to invite active and retired military and their families to visit for free. Open 10AM-4PM.
Come have a family day out and join us for Family Nature Discovery Days, 2014 last Sunday of the month, May through September, Noon-4PM. Visit our birds, participate in a themed activity! General admission (members are free) plus a $2 activity fee. Activity fee is waived for those hiking the Ridgeline Trail or arriving by bike.
Date Theme Activity Sponsor
5/25/14 Birds in Springtime Paint an egg and make a nest. KVAL & Wild Birds Unlimited
6/29/14 The Art of Nature Make an artful design using nature, like rocks, leaves, acorns, shells, seed pods and more! KVAL & Umpqua Bank
7/27/14 Wildlife Play Hospital Rescue an 'injured' stuffed animal and help it get better. KVAL & SUB (Springfield Utility Board)
8/31/14 All About Owls Owl pellet dissection and making pine cone owls. KVAL & Capella Market
9/28/14 Migration Station Mouse hunt! KVAL & Mountain Rose Herbs
For Members Only: Member Mondays are back! The third Monday of each month, May through September, we open up just for members. From 3PM-6PM, tour the birds on a quiet day, enjoy an activity; then adults are invited to join us for craft beer and local wines from 6PM-8PM for Happy Hour!
Date Theme Activity
5/19/14 Spring Fever How do our birds' activities change at this important time of the year? Sidewalk art
6/16/14 Baby Shower Babies on camera! Mouse hunt
7/21/14 Feather Perfect Why are feathers important and how are they maintained? Face painting
8/18/14 Raptor 911 What brings birds into the hospital and what happens there? Wildlife play hospital
9/15/14 Active Bodies, Active Minds Training and enrichment, and why. Crafting is for the birds
Cascades Raptor Center suffered extensive damage in the snow and ice storm this past weekend. We estimate the damage and lost revenue will exceed $20,000. We are hoping you, our fans, might help us as we start cleaning up, all while taking care of the birds that you love. Please consider helping us by donating today. Every little bit helps us get back up and running again.
CRC Damage on KEZI News     Donate to CRC
CRC Owl Sticker for Sale!
Cascades Raptor Center, normally closed on Mondays, will be open to visitors the following Mondays during 2014:
MLK, Jr. Day - Jan. 20, Memorial Day - May 26, Labor Day - Sept. 1.
Cascades Raptor Center invites veterans and active military personnel and their families to visit the birds for FREE on Veteran's Day - Monday Nov. 11, 10am - 4pm.
Sign up now for CRC's third annual Benefit Dinner hosted by King Estate Winery! October 5th, 2013. Five course gourmet meal, with accompanying fine wines, and great company! Please email for the menu or call 541-485-1320 to reserve your seat. Dinners are $100, with $50 as a tax-deductible donation; tables for 8 can be reserved for $800. Let us know if you or your company would like to sponsor a table! Hope to see you there! Please reserve early, as last year we filled all seats.  Printable Invitation.
Last Sunday of the month, May — Sept., is a CRC Family Nature Discovery Day! Enjoy a day outside with the family, visit the birds, participate in fun activities & crafts. Admission fee plus $2 activity fee. Activity fee is waived for families riding their bikes or hiking the Ridgeline Trail to the event.
  Sun. June 30th, 12-4PM - The Art of Nature
  Sun. July 28th, 12-4PM - Wildlife Play Hospital
  Sun. August 25th, 12-4PM - All About Owls!  FNDD August Flyer
  Sun. September 29th, 12-4PM - Migration Station
Wednesday, July 24th, early afternoon visitors will get an unexpected treat! Umpqua Bank's 40th & Donald Store will have an ice cream truck here providing free ice cream! Come visit the birds, enjoy a walk in the shade of the woods, and refresh yourself with ice cream!
Come celebrate raptors on Mon. July 29th all day! at Papa's Pizza Parlor, W11th and Chambers. You must bring this flier, and CRC receives 50% of the value of the food you purchase.
You can also buy Fundraiser Bucks that are good for all future purchases. CRC receives 25% of the value on these Bucks.
Member Mondays - Please join us for this exciting event series created
For CRC Members Only!         CRC Member Mondays flyer
  Mon. June 17th, 12-6PM - Baby Shower
  Mon. July 15th, 12-6PM - Home Sweet Home
  Mon. August 19th, 12-6PM - Raptor 911
  Mon. September 16th, 12-6PM - Active Bodies, Active Minds
The technical issues with CRC's online donation system have been resolved. Thanks for your patience and understanding.
Cascades Raptor Center is featured on a new episode of OPB's
Oregon Art Beat Media
CRC's Winter 2012-13 print newsletter is now available for Download.
King Estate Winery hosted CRC's Second Annual Benefit Dinner in September. Our sincere gratitude to them for such a delicious and elegant evening, and to all that attended! Photos and more!
Travel Oregon profiles Cascades Raptor Center in a new video about raptors and raptor care Media
Cascades Raptor Center is honoring Veteran's Day, Sunday Nov 11th 10AM-4PM, by offering FREE admission to active military, veterans and their families! ...further details
Check out a new student video about Cascades Raptor Center Media
Cascades Raptor Center announces the last Family Nature Discovery Day of 2012 season: Migration Station September 30  Noon-4PM.
Cost of activities are general admission to CRC (CRC members receive free admission) and $2 activity charge for participants. If you ride your bike or hike the Ridgeline Trail to CRC your activity fee will be waived. Sponsored by KVAL.
Cascades Raptor Center has been awarded the 2012 Behavior of the Year Award by the International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators at their conference in Minnesota in mid-February. Kudos to Education Director, Kit Lacy, and our new Operations Coordinator, Carrie Sigloh, and the kites! See the winning video & explanation.
Making a Difference: Brian Schug discusses the volunteer experience at CRC. Media
Cascades Raptor Center's Winter 2011-12 print newsletter is now available for Download.
New video of CRC staff member Laurin Huse assisting an ensnared osprey Media
Thanks to hard work by EWEB (Eugene Water & Electric Board) and LTD (Lane Transit District) crews on United Way's Day of Caring, CRC now has a much expanded parking lot! ...further details
Cascades Raptor Center WON!
We won our dream hybrid Highlander through Toyota's 100 Cars for Good!
THANK YOU to everyone who voted on Facebook from the bottom of our feathered hearts.
Finding Life in Captivity - CRC is featured in U of O publication Ethos. ...Ethos
2011 Earth Day Celebration at CRC Media
Her true calling: Louise Shimmel's work with raptors earns her a lifetime award. ...Register Guard article
Life of a Volunteer Media
Thanks to You, we met our goals! ...further details
Eagle Name Chosen ...further details
Support CRC and create your own beautiful calendar! ...further details
20th Anniversary Challenge Grant! ...further details
Help us name CRC's new eagle. ...further details
Santa Claws is Back. Come be Santa for a day! ...further details
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