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Happy 10th Anniversary MileMaker Campaign!

Each year since 2003 we have carried out a MileMaker fundraising campaign – that makes this year the 10th anniversary of this important campaign!

The way it works is quite simple — We have determined that each mile of the 1285-mile southward migration has a cost of $200 associated with it. This covers insurance, fuel and maintenance costs for the ground vehicles and aircraft, food for the cranes and the crew, any repairs or maintenance required for the crane enclosures, etc.

By far, the MileMaker Campaign funds the largest portion of our annual budget and is critical to the success of our work.

Currently, only 62.5 miles of the 1285 mile trek are sponsored so we have a long way to go. Please consider becoming a MileMaker sponsor and help us help the Class of 2013. You have the choice of sponsoring a full mile ($200), a half mile ($100) or even a quarter mile ($50). In addition to helping these young Whooping cranes, your name will be entered into a draw for an incredible thank you gift, which will be held when all 1285 miles are sponsored. If your name is drawn you will receive a two-week stay at a private home in beautiful Costa Rica!

Sponsor a full mile and you get four entries – sponsor a half mile and you get two – and quarter mile sponsors receive one entry into the draw.

We’ll also list your support on the MileMaker recognition page so everyone will see your support of Whooping cranes.

It’s a new season, with a new batch of fuzzy Whooping crane students – will you help?

Whooping crane chick 8-13

Will you help #8-13 and flockmates begin the journey?

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  1. Margie Tomlinson June 7, 2013 8:10 am

    How sweet is that! A pink band on fuzzy, cute little #8-13’s leg! 🙂

  2. Lori (loriearn) June 7, 2013 6:11 am

    Is this one of or 2013 chicklets?

    • Heather Ray June 7, 2013 6:41 am