The Treehouse Wildlife Center in Dow nurses injured animals back to health, and has done so for about 35 years. It is receiving a donation today from Ameren Illinois in the amount of $35,000. The money will be used to help pay for a brand-new in-flight cage for recovering raptors.
Ameren’s Riley Adams says this weekend’s open house is a rarity, in that birds being rehabilitated are rarely on display to the public.
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Raptors, such as eagles, hawks, ospreys and owls, are protected under federal law. Since 2012, Ameren Illinois has retrofitted 1,400 structures on those 150 circuits in "high density" raptor areas.
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