Summer 2020

Thank you!  As we hit the year’s halfway mark, we wanted to say “thank you” for your support of our Building the Nest 2020 campaign.  To date we’ve raised startup funding, which enabled the acquisition of the land and pre-development planning and layout.  Additionally, we’ve had pledges towards the building of one full nest and its corresponding utility building! Covid-19 …

HFC Topo

With the snow melted, Gordon took the opportunity to walk our new property and we’re so glad he did.  Look at the gorgeous view he stumbled upon!  The topo map from the USGS was sadly inaccurate.  So, Gordon plotted out HFC with a surveyor earlier this month.  Originally it looked as though we’d be building into the mountain, so upon …

Land Closing and Campaign Kick Off

The contract is signed, and the deed transferred!  Here is a short video of our land: We now begin the process of officially submitting for planning approval.  In anticipation, we’re launching our first build campaign, “Build Our First Nest 2020”.  We invite you to join our campaign with your tax-deductible donation and make a difference in the life of a …

Website Update

With the massive wheels of our Habitat For Canaries project beginning to turn into reality, we wanted to refresh the website.  Please check out each tab for the latest news in our development process. We invite you to share your story with us on our new tab, “Canaries“. “Building” is where we’ll keep you up-to-date with the big building news. …

Under Contract!

We have the most exciting news! We’re under contract for a property that meets the majority of our canary goals in Maine!!!

Land Search Update

The search continues for our property in Maine after our second unsuccessful bid earlier this year.  While checking out new listings, we frequently use the website linked in our “Tools for Discovering Air Quality” blog ~ http://find.mapmuse.com/interest/cell-towers ~ for an initial evaluation.  By happen chance we noticed a new cell tower listing and was overwhelmingly grateful when we realized the …

Land Update

While it’s been a while since we blogged last, we’ve been actively investigating Maine and potential properties. Thus far, we’ve put in 2 offers, but are now back to searching for the home for HFC. On our list – environmental suitability, with some water course for recreation, within a reasonable driving distance to organic groceries. Please keep HFC in your …

Tax-Exempt Status Update

We interrupt our regular blog post scheduled to happily announce that Habitat for Canaries Inc. has been recognized as a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)3 of the Code. Specifically, HFC is recognized as a public charity under section 509(a)2. In addition to cash gifts, Habitat for Canaries can also tax receipt bequests, devises, transfers, or gifts. If you have been …

Habitat for Canaries Welcomes Briburn to Our Team

Chris and Harry are energetic design architects with a passion for environmentally friendly, sustainable buildings. Just what the doctor prescribed for Habitat for Canaries! We chose Briburn for their understanding and sensitivity to the special needs our buildings must meet for our guests and occupants. Check them out on their website, www.briburn.com. And we are on another trip (April 2017) …

The Clean 8 Hours

As long as I can remember, the doctors have impressed upon me the necessity of having a clean sleeping space. Converse to modern living arrangements where you have electronics, TVs, and wardrobes all in the bedroom, it is imperative to give the canary a room where there is nothing that causes their immune system to activate. Since the body heals …