We Need Your Help for the World Series of Birding!
Find out how you can take part in Americaís premier conservation event
By Captain Hugh ďBirdmanĒ Carola
OK, I know itís still winter and weíre all suffering from cabin fever but letís face it: the days are getting longer, spring is getting closer and itís time to start thinking about birds.
Why? Because on May 15, 2004, Team Hackensack Riverkeeper will participate in the 21st Annual World Series of Birding (WSB), thatís why! From about 3 a.m. until around 8:30 p.m., my teammates (Stan Blumenfeld, Kerul Kassel & promising rookie Dave Kaplan) and I will scour the Hackensack River watershed from the New York state line to Newark Bay to count birds and raise money to help support the ongoing work of Hackensack Riverkeeper.
Hereís how counting birds turns into fundraising: Good folks like you make a per-species pledge of whatever amount you wish. When the WSB is over (and after I get a good nightís rest), Iíll multiply our species count by the amount you pledged and will send you a letter with a SASE for your tax-deductible donation.
Letís say the team lists 106 species like we did last year. If you pledge 25Ę per bird, your donation will be $26.50. If you pledge 50Ę, itís $53. Of course, you donít have to stop there. Weíll certainly accept any pledge amount or lump sum donation because youíll be helping to keep Hackensack Riverkeeper on the job and on patrol. Last year, we collected over $2,000 Ė more than DOUBLE the amount we did in 2002 Ė and together we can raise even more in 2004!
Once again, Team Hackensack Riverkeeper is proud to be sponsored by ShopRite Supermarkets and we thank them for their support. And thank YOU in advance for your generous support!
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