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Wildlife Recovery Association is dedicated to promoting the understanding, appreciation and protection of wild raptors and their connection with nature. ... more.
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Wildlife Recovery Association
Joe Rogers of the Wildlife Recovery Association presented his Live Birds of Prey demonstration to those in attendance of the 53rd Annual Arenac Conservation District Meeting. more
Joe Rogers, Raptor Wildlife Biologist and Director of WRA, is also an MLPA/MLW Board member and Area Coordinator.
During the summer months, Joe works in the Upper Peninsula on the Peregrine Falcon Recovery Program. The Wildlife Recovery Association cared for an injured loon found in January this past winter. This was a time consuming, at times difficult (but very rewarding , they say) task for Joe and Barb Rogers. Thank you, Joe and Barb, for all your hard work, for giving that little loon a chance, and for giving me, and others too, the opportunity to help care for her and to learn from her.
Wildlife Recovery Association raptor biologist Joe Rogers tells The Bay City Times the eagle was transported from the Animal Medical Center in Midland on Tuesday.
The bird was found Monday along the river bank by Bay City sailors who noticed it struggling in the water. It later was determined that the eagle suffered a popped joint in one of its wings. Rogers says veterinarians at Michigan State will try to repair the bald eagle's injured joint and predicts a "50-50" chance of a successful operation.
Live Birds of Prey: Presented by Joe Rogers
For those of you who have seen this program a description is not necessary. For those of you who have not seen this program, well lets just say, "Get ready to be blown away! Famed wild bird rescuer Joe Rogers founded the Wildlife Recovery Association in 1975 and has been rescuing birds ever since. On his 200-acre farm in Shepherd, MI., he helps birds become ready for re-release in to the wild. Those who will never be able to survive in the wild again have a home at his farm for life. It is some of these birds that Joe will be bringing with him for this program. When his Wildlife Recovery was in its heyday they rehabilitated 800 to 900 birds a year. Joe strongly believes education is key in limiting the number of birds that need to be saved.
The amount was borrowed without the knowledge of the mayor and city commissioners, according to City of Vernon Mayor Joe Rogers.
"There was nothing illegal about what was done, but auditors indicated that it would have been better if commissioners had been notified of the decision by city staff members," Rogers said. Rogers said the city puts in $550 per city employee each month to fund health insurance benefits. "But we continued funding the account and since there were extra funds in that account, money was borrowed and used for operations," Rogers said. "We know what is wrong, now we just need to correct it," Rogers said. "We will be looking at everything in every department and trying to cut everything by 10% and if we are able to do that, we should be okay." A number of tough and unpopular changes are expected to be made by city commissioners. City leaders are hoping that employees and local residents understand and work to help get the city on better financial footing. Rogers said that the city budget is $13,000,000 and indicated that the city can operate with that.