Blackland Prairie Raptor Center gratefully acknowledges the support of our partners who enable us to carry out our mission. We encourage you to support them.
The Blackland Raptor Center is a member of EarthShare of Texas. EarthShare of Texas is a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation committed to making environmental support as easy as possible by giving working people the ability to donate through workplace payroll contribution campaigns. EarthShare of Texas represents more than 70 of the leading local, state, national and international conservation and environmental organizations working to preserve and protect our natural resources and human health in public and private workplace giving campaigns throughout the state.
In 2007 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers partnered with BPRC to lease the property known as Brockdale Park. It is the 66 acres facility we have developed into a park for education outreach and events as well as a hospital for injured, sick and orphaned birds of prey. Their continued support allows us to expand our capabilities to the people of Texas.
The Blackland Prairie Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalists is a large chapter in Collin County. Their mission is to develop a corps of well-informed volunteers to provide education, outreach and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities for the State of Texas. The local chapter has been extremely important to BPRC through many grants, volunteers and management of the Blackland Prairie found at our facility.
The Blackland Raptor Center is happy to be a beneficiary of The Reliant EcoShareSM service, a way that Texans can support The Blackland Raptor Center and offset their own carbon production at the same time. Reliant and EarthShare of Texas have launched a program that allows Reliant customers to help reduce their carbon footprints through the purchase of carbon offsets. And for each customer-purchased offset, Reliant will make a contribution to EarthShare of Texas and its participating organizations including Blackland Raptor Center.
Since 2007, H-E-B has selected EarthShare of Texas as the beneficiary of Tear-off campaign for the month of April. The Tear Pad Program allows H-E-B and Central Market shoppers all over Texas to add $1, $3 or $5 to their grocery bill. The money raised in this way is donated to EarthShare of Texas and distributed to its participating organizations including the Blackland Raptor Center.
Amazon has partnered with Blackland Prairie Raptor Center through its AmazonSmile program. When customers select the Blackland Prairie Raptor Center as their designated charity while shopping on AmazonSmile.com, the AmazonSmile Foundation donates a portion of every purchase to support Blackland Prairie Raptor Center. In addition to your purchases, BPRC has a Wishlist page so you can buy needed items that are shipped directly to BPRC.
Prairie and Timbers Audubon Society is certified National Audubon Society chapter located in McKinney, Texas. PTAS activities feature monthly education programs, birding field trips, and supporting North Texas avian and environmental organization. PTAS has given BPRC many grants towards bird habitat and raptor conservation as well as service projects on our prairie.
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combine with it’s corporate efforts to reduce carbon emissions Accenture is promoting carbon storage at the Blackland Prairie Raptor Center by helping our effort to do prairie restoration and prairie landscaping. Native prairies store huge amounts of carbon in their extensive and deep root systems removing CO2 from the atmosphere.