Open Door Receives Grant for Bird Care Center

The Door County Community Foundation has awarded the Open Door Bird Sanctuary a Sustainability Grant from the Education Fund. This grant provides financial support to the sanctuary to build a bird care center. The center will provide space for year-round educational programming and will also serve as a safe shelter in which to deliver rehabilitation services to injured birds.

“The dedication shown by the sanctuary staff in caring for these magnificent birds is inspiring. The Door County Community Foundation is pleased to play a part in supporting this truly unique and up-close educational programming,” said Frank Maxwell, board member of the Door County Community Foundation.

In addition to educational programming provided throughout Door County, the sanctuary provides rehabilitation services as needed. When birds arrive at the sanctuary for care, the goal is to rehabilitate and return as many native songbirds and birds of prey to their natural habitat as possible. For those birds unable to be released, however, the sanctuary provides a safe and caring home in which the birds can share the mission as ambassadors for educational programming and environmental management.

To learn more or to volunteer, call 920.724.1399 or visit

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