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Friends of Land Between the Lakes Seeking a New Home for Bobcat

Friends of Land Between the Lakes Seeking a New Home for Bobcat

Bobcat is one of the animal ambassadors at the Woodlands Nature Station at Land Between the Lakes. The Friends of Land Between the Lakes are currently fundraising for a new enclosure their bobcat friend. Photo provided by LBL.

The Friends of Land Between the Lakes has launched a RedBasket.org online fundraising campaign to raise $35,000 for a new enclosure for the bobcat at the Woodlands Nature Station. The website address to donate is https://redbasket.org/1699/back-the-bobcat-barrens. The site will be available for donations through August 16, 2018.

Lead Naturalist John Pollpeter says “We hope all of our friends and regular visitors to the Woodlands Nature Station will take this opportunity to support this project with a financial donation. The existing enclosure was built in 1995. A new habitat will offer the bobcat a more natural and enriching space. The plan is to include more environmental features such as tall grass, boulders, rock shelves and hollow logs, which will lead to more exercise and shelter for our bobcat friend.”

Friends of Land Between the Lakes Executive Director John Rufli added “A challenge will be constructing the new enclosure in a short amount of time that will provide the least impact to the bobcat’s routine as well as a minimal impact to the visitors’ experiences at the Nature Station. This is a tremendous opportunity for our supporters to help us fulfill our mission of environmental education.”

The Friends of Land Between the Lakes work in partnership with the US Forest Service to provide educational program and information services, volunteer activities, funds development and to help promote the wise and sustainable use of the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.

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