Local Plunge Grant Goes To Alaska Wildbird Rehabiliation Center


The Mat Su Sertoma Club has announced that the Alaska Wildbird Rehabilitation Center would be the recipient of the 2017 Polar Plunge Grant Funds.

The beginning of this year started with an unprecedented stranding of thousands of Common Murres, a seabird, inland and far from their normal wintering range in the Gulf of Alaska. The AWRC rescued more than 350 of these birds and transported them to open water.

Their educational ambassador birds provide more than 150 programs to thousands at schools, tourist group stops and public venues. They plan on bringing them to the plunge for the public to enjoy.

The plunge is scheduled for February 25, 2017 and is one of the Valley’s fun winter events that everyone looks forward to attending. It will be held at the Palmer Elks Lodge off Bogard Road.

It is not too early for jumpers to register online as well.

The Mat Su Sertoma Club was founded in 2009 and has held the Polar Plunge to raise more than $200,000 for Valley projects.