News Release

Eagle Nature Foundation, Ltd.

300 East Hickory Street, Apple River, IL 61001

Phone: 815-594-2306 Fax: 815-594-2305 Web Site:

e-mail: Tax Exempt No. 36-4015400

For Immediate Release September 13, 2016

ENF Announces Million Dollar "Save Our Eagle" Campaign

Terrence N. Ingram, President and Executive Director of the Eagle Nature Foundation, (ENF), has announced that the Eagle Nature Foundation is kicking off a national "Save Our Eagle" campaign to raise $1,000,000 for research of our national bird, the Bald Eagle. For the past five years, the Eagle Nature Foundation, through its Annual Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey, which has been conducted for over 55 years, has been documenting the gradual decline of the Bald Eagles wintering along the Mississippi River. This year this count has shown that the Bald Eagle population wintering along the Mississippi River has dropped to a level lower than it was during the 1960's. The reason for this decline must be determined, if we are to retain the Bald Eagle as a free flying symbol of our great nation. The sooner we can determine the reason for this decline, the sooner corrective actions may be taken.

Before any research can be conducted, the money for the research has to be raised. That is the reason for this campaign to be started. This campaign has been set up with many levels of donations depending upon the person, business or organization's own commitment to our country's symbol, the Bald Eagle, and his, or her, or its ability to comfortably donate. The first tier level of $100,000 will be a person, business or organization, who or which, wants to be known as a definite supporter of our Bald Eagle. There are two second levels of $50,000 each, donors of which would have the same feelings for the Bald Eagle, but with a monetarily smaller commitment. These tier levels of donations work all the way down to the lowest level of donors at $10 each, of which there would be 10,000 donors. If successful, each donation level of the campaign should raise $100,000. As Mr. Ingram states, "We want all Americans to have the opportunity to step up and help with their donations, for we all have a stake in this bird, as the Bald Eagle represents us all".

Every donor, no matter which tier level of donation, would receive a laminated certificate for their tier level donation check. As Mr. Ingram says, "The bald eagle is everyone's bird, so we want everyone to have the ability and opportunity to help this bird". One method would be for an organization or business to inform all of its employees of this immediate need to help our Bald Eagle, and to urge them each to donate at whatever tier level they feel comfortable with, and then for the organization or business itself match their employee's donations with a larger tier donation. All donations are tax-exempt as ENF is a certified 501(c)3 organization with the IRS.

For more than 50 years Mr. Ingram has been researching and fighting to save the Bald Eagle through the Eagle Nature Foundation and its predecessors, The Eagle Foundation (TEF) and Eagle Valley Environmentalists, (EVE). Much of their previous efforts have been to save habitat for the Bald Eagle. The nation's first Bald Eagle Campaign, in 1972, was for $100 an acre to save Eagle Valley, for which over $2,000,000 was raised. Through the years they have raised awareness of the Bald Eagle's plight on the part of the public: by conducting over 160 Bald Eagle Bus Tours; have conducted more than 20 individual Bald Eagle research projects in the Midwest; discovered over 55 Bald Eagle nighttime roosting sites; and have helped save more than 16,000 acres of Bald Eagle habitat in the Midwest. But ENF has learned over the past few years, what good is it to save habitat, if there are no birds to use that habitat? We as a nation must make sure there will be birds to use the habitat!

For Mr. Ingram's past efforts to save the Bald Eagle, ENF's Board of Directors has nominated him to receive the Eagle Rare Life Award from Eagle Rare Bourbon. If his story should win this contest, Eagle Rare Bourbon would be a tier two donor to ENF, with a donation of $50,000. You can read his story by going to and vote for his story once, each and every day, before the end of the year. Mr. Ingram started our nation's Bald Eagle Days Celebrations, when he organized the first one in 1967, and then continued by making them an annual event, and expanding them to become Annual International Bald Eagle Days events, which were held all across this nation and Canada.

Every American can join the effort and help with this campaign to "Save Our Eagle" by deciding to which donor tier he, or she, is able to comfortably donate, and sending a check for that tier level donation to: Eagle Nature Foundation, 300 East Hickory Street, Apple River, IL 61001.


For more information contact: Terrence N. Ingram, Exec. Director, Eagle Nature Foundation, 300 East Hickory St., Apple River, IL 61001 Phone 815-594-2306

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