Aviary occupants, photo by Cheryl Reynolds
It was a scorcher in Fairfield, but thank you to everyone who stopped by our Saturday community event celebrating completed renovations to the pelican aviary!
Special thanks to Assemblyman Jim Frazier, State Senator Lois Wolk/District Director Lisa Chavez, Kyra Parker with the Oiled Wildlife Care Network, the Solano County Fish and Wildlife Propagation Fund, The Green Foundation, Kimberlee Baker, Dave Weeshoff, Hugh and Pat Denton; Lisa and Paul Matheson; and Joan Teitler and Larry Bidinian for their support of this aviary, home to hundreds of ill and injured pelicans and other birds every year.
Additional thanks to the good folks at Whole Foods Market – Napa Valley, Hint Water and Winterhawk Winery for providing the amazing refreshments.
And last but certainly not least: Thank you to our amazing staff and volunteers for making this event such a success! Event photos by Russ Curtis.
Find out more about the Pelican Aviary Project from our Indiegogo campaign page here.
Assemblyman Jim Frazier helps us dedicate the aviary
Assemblyman Frazier (right) with IBR board members Andrew Harmon and Laurie Pyne
Lisa Chavez, district director for State Senator Lois Wolk
Center manager Michelle Bellizzi explains the renovation project on the aviary
IBR board member/Bay Nature ambassador Beth Slatkin
Kyra Parker with the Oiled Wildlife Care Network (OWCN)
Guests braving the heat … all for the pelicans!
Kimberlee Baker speaks about the life and legacy of Donna Baker, who was instrumental in the original construction of the aviary. The Pelican Aviary Project is dedicated in her memory.
Our wonderful volunteer crew makes sure the animals are cared for!
Touring the outdoor grounds and the aviary
Our wonderful volunteer team!
Volunteers from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, photo by Cheryl Reynolds