Above, Rough-legged Hawk © 2011 Paige Calamari, used with permission from Central Michigan Life.
This rough-legged hawk was released following rehabilitation at WRA. Note the feathers all the way to the toes. "Peaches" was so named for her peach colored underside.


Wildlife Recovery Association is dedicated to promoting the understanding, appreciation and protection of wild raptors and their connection with nature.

Save Our Sanctuary: Stop the high voltage transmission line route through our wetland!

Wildlife Recovery Association (WRA) maintains a small but productive wetland called Little Swamp Sanctuary.  We have nurtured and protected this sanctuary for over 50 years.  It has become safe harbor for many rare and endangered species of birds, amphibians, reptiles, insects, and mammals.  Red-shouldered Hawks, Marsh Wrens, Sandhill Cranes, and Pied-billed Grebes nest here. Bald Eagles nest to the west and fly through daily to hunt the swamp.   Blandings turtles lay their eggs on sandy ridges. Many unusual insects call this home and are part of a unique ecosystem.  Migrating Tundra Swans, Sandhill Cranes, Canada Geese, and a variety of ducks, shorebirds, and herons stop over to rest during migration.

International Transmission Company (ITC) also known as ITC Holdings has proposed to route their high voltage transmission lines through this wetland.  We object!!!  The transmission lines would be in direct line with the daily flight path of our resident bald eagles, as well as many of the waterfowl and species of heron and cranes that fly daily from one small wetland to another.  In addition, radiation and electromagnetic forces (EMF) are likely to cause problems to sensitive species.

PLEASE SIGN OUR PETITION to prevent ITC Holdings from disrupting this sensitive and delicately balanced wetland sanctuary.