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Post by ziggy on Sun Mar 23, 2008 10:34 pm

Hello Donna,


Good for you I am glad to hear it. I hope this will be the first in many birds to be helped. I like it when people go out of there way to help out a group of birds that are in harms way.


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Post by Guest on Sun Mar 23, 2008 10:30 pm

here is the latest update, you can read it from my site with photos to go with it.
We have gotten up our final 4th platform...YEAH!.Happy easter everyone!
Donna
http://www.sdexoticbirdrescue.com/yacoltwaquakers.htm

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Post by Guest on Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:38 pm

I just got this email from one of our members that have been placing the platforms in Yacolt Wa.

here is the email - with excellent news!.....thanks Donna

I just received a report of 8 Quakers sited at Nest location # 1 . The birds are exploring nest #1 and we hope that they will start to go into the nest soon.
Take care,
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Post by ziggy on Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:23 am

Thanks Donna and Ronda,

You know me always looking to help out a person that is going to help the bird world. It is my pleasure to post this for you Donna and I hope with all of your help and the bird community out there that this can be a sucsess.

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Post by Ronda on Wed Mar 19, 2008 2:06 pm

I hope the little guys get to mating and come back a little. And also use those nice looking nests! Those are very nice Donna, thanks for sharing that with us, both of you! It's always nice to know that there is something being done!

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Post by Guest on Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:13 am

Thanks for posting this mario, to date our group has placed 3 platforms and another that is just about ready to be installed.
The numbers of Quakers are now down to 5.We had 19 wild quakers in Nov.and with the PUD and the city that continued to tear the nest down in the midst of winter we lost alot of the Quakers.
So with our platforms of 4 and the YPPA's group with there 2-3 platforms.
That gives the remaining 5 birds a place to live, and we really hope they use this nest......
here is a photo of one of the nest platforms that we had installed in Yacolt Washington....thanks donna

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Post by ziggy on Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:42 am

This was sent to me.And is an update from the 2 residents that is trying to form an association for the Yacolt Quakers.
here is there update.

Subj: Yacolt Parrots Press release


Yacolt Parrot Preservation Association

NEWS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION


Yacolt, WA - January 26, 2008

Yacolt Parrot group formalizes to rescue parrots, salvage community
relationships

The Yacolt Parrot Preservation Association met last week and formalized its
organization. The YPPA, led by President Joy Tindall, adopted its Articles
of Association and Statement of Purpose and will file appropriate papers
with the State in due time.

Key elements of the YPPA's Articles establish that its membership is
confined to residents of the Town of Yacolt, and that the YPPA is determined
to preserve the freedom of the naturalized Quaker Parrots as well as their
lives.

Announcing this event, Vice-President Nick Peck made this statement: "The
first alternate-nest pole has been erected, and we are deeply grateful to
all the supporters and contributors who made this possible. Further poles
are being applied for and permitted. We believe that this is without doubt
the best way to go to preserve these adorable pioneers in our community. I
think we all agree that the whole affair was initially not well handled.
None of us want the safety of Clark Public Utilities' equipment compromised;
nor do we believe that either Clark, or the Town of Yacolt, wants to impose
a needlessly cruel solution on the parrots to solve the nesting issue."

Nick went on to issue this formal announcement on behalf of the YPPA:

"The Yacolt Parrot Preservation Association wants formally to appreciate
the willingness of Clark Public Utilities to recognize that this community
must find its own solution. Joy Tindall, our President, has spoken several
times with Dean Sutherland of Clark and has his assurance, which we accept,
that recent accusations being spread on the Internet have no basis in fact.
Clark has kept to its undertakings concerning the removal of nests in
Yacolt. We consider that it is far better to work cooperatively with both
the Town Council and with Clark to achieve the win-win situation the parrots
deserve, and that to provoke confrontation is as harmful to the parrots as
it would be to do nothing. We shall be working with the Council, as closely
as the Council wants and allows, speedily to develop a plan that does not
impinge on the Town, our neighbors, or the Council's time unnecessarily.

The YPPA speaks for the group of Yacolt residents who respect the rights of
all creatures to live free and adapt in an increasingly urbanized world. We
disassociate ourselves completely from those who seek to capture these birds
for whatever purpose, believing as we do that any capture is needlessly
cruel and inhumane. Nor do we support any attempt by non-residents, however
well-intentioned, to impose solutions of their own from outside this
community without respect for the relationships existing between its
residents, its Utility and its Council. We remain grateful for the support
and information so freely and selflessly given by the many folks who share
our beliefs and who share their experience with us without strings.

We respectfully ask the Council, Clark Public Utilities, and the media, to
accept the YPPA as the primary point of contact for those residents of
Yacolt who seek to work jointly and cooperatively in the best interests of
the Yacolt Parrots."

Background:

Yacolt: A small town of some 1,065 residents 25 miles northeast of
Vancouver in northern Clark County, Wash.

Problem: Quaker parrot nests on electric utility local distribution poles
that may possibly cause transformer overheating or short-circuits,
disrupting power supply to three or four dwellings at a time and potentially
spilling hot oil. Some slight but unlikely potential for more wide-spread
localized power disruption. Original Clark Public Utilities response
provoked substantial public outcry and has been radically moderated.

Proposed solution (preferred by YPPA):

1: Speedily erect alternate nesting poles on private property. Requires
Town Council permit for each one. No cost to community; funds raised by
YPPA; and:

2: Acquire and install "sleeves" for utility poles that provably discourage
birds from nesting on them. Requires cooperation of Clark Public utilities;
funds to be raised by YPPA.
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