Power of Flight
The Power of Flight program is a partnership between Southern Company—including its four operating companies—and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. The partnership funds efforts to conserve birds characteristic of the southern U.S. through strategic habitat restoration and environmental education. Efforts span Southern Company’s primary service area of Georgia, Alabama, northwestern Florida, and southeastern Mississippi.
Launched in 2003, the 11-year partnership is the largest public agency-private corporation funding effort for bird conservation in the South. Each partner contributes $300,000 annually with the combined $600,000 available through a competitive grant program. Operation Migration matches its Power of Flight award on a 2:1 ratio with funds generated by our MileMaker campaign.
Last year, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation cast a spotlight on our work by featuring Patuxent Wildlife Research Center and Operation Migration, along with the Class of 2012 in a video production titled Flight to Survive – Saving Whooping Cranes, which we have included below.
We cannot thank Southern Company and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation enough for their past and continued support of our work. Without a doubt, Whooping cranes are surviving in the eastern half of North America because of these two organizations.