ADOPT A SWAN DONATIONS HELP WASHINGTON’S SWANS

TTSS Helps Washington Swans!

ADOPT A SWAN DONATIONS HELP WASHINGTON’S SWANS

Since 2005, when we first began the Adopt A Swan program, donors have contributed $10,324 to benefit Trumpeter Swans in Washington State, where lead poisoning has sickened and killed over 2,500 swans.  A list of these generous people, including a several wonderful grade school classes, can be found on our website.

Every dollar raised through this program goes to benefit the swans through our Lead Poisoning Crisis Response Program.  Since 2005, $8,562 of the donations have been used for: hazing swans away from areas where there is high danger of lead poisoning ($3,000); supplies and mileage expenses for monitoring of swans and pick up of injured and dead swans ($2,943); trailer rental for hazing and monitoring crew ($1,004); satellite transmitter data from radio marked swans ($1,000); and swan rehabilitation and necropsies ($615).  We currently have $1,762 carry over in the fund to help us fund next winter’s work.  Lead poisoning has a terrible impact on many wildlife species —Trumpeter Swans are particularly vulnerable.  We thank all those who have supported this program.  By becoming a supporter and help us reduce these needless deaths and suffering.

If you live in one of twenty states you could be FIRST in your state to Adopt a Swan!  This exciting program, inspired by former Board of Director Martha Jordan, funds TTSS’s fight against LEAD. Right now the program is focused in well-organized efforts in Washington State, but with your help we may be able to expand our efforts. The list of donors on our site, from 32 states and 1 province, is impressive.  You can be on that list.  If you live in AZ, AR, DE, HI, ID, IN, KY, LA, ME, NE, NV, NM, ND, OH, OK, SC, SD, UT, VT, or WY – why not add YOUR name as well as YOUR STATE!  There are donation levels for every budget.  Please see our website, or email peg@trumpeterswansociety.org  for details. 

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One Response to “ADOPT A SWAN DONATIONS HELP WASHINGTON’S SWANS”

  1. DoJiggy Says:

    Great donation inicitiative. Congrats 🙂

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