Norris Dam State Park fundraiser benefits “Birds of Prey”
Holly Ingram, the ranger at the park who started and is overseeing the fundraiser, said it’s not new, but the park has some new additions.
“We’ve had birds here for over 20 years,” she said. “This is a fundraiser, though, to help us cover the costs associated with the care and feeding of the birds. We’re also hoping to get a new aviary built, so this helps us raise money for that.”
If, perhaps, one was surprised to learn that the park has an aviary at all, that’s all right.
“Our aviary now is in the east side of the park, and it’s not really a public aviary,” she said. “We’re hoping, though, that if we can get a new one built, we can make it more public so that people can come and see the birds even when we don’t have them out for a program.”