VINS Receives $40,000 Grant

Quechee — The Vermont Institute of Natural Science has received a $40,000 grant from the New York, N.Y.-based Sarah K. de Coizart Article TENTH Perpetual Charitable Trust.

The money will support facilities improvements to VINS’ Wild Bird Hospital and raptor exhibits.

The nonprofit is “extremely grateful” for the trust’s support of its facility and work, Sara Eisenhauer, VINS’ wild bird hospital manager, said in a recent news release. “With this grant, we’ll be able to make much needed improvements to our infrastructure so the day-to-day work of rescuing and rehabilitating the many birds we receive can continue to improve.”

The avian rehabilitation program, now in its 35th year, provides care for injured, sick and orphaned birds.

“The community has come to rely on us as the go-to resource for wild bird rescue in Vermont, and with the improvements made possible by this grant, we can serve those needs even more effectively,” Judy Callens, VINS’ interim executive director said. — Staff report