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Flock a friend and help Grand Huts

Drew Munro / Sky-Hi NewsA certain editor in Grand County was flocked this week, all for a good cause: Grand Huts.

If you wake up to 20 or more pink flamingos in your yard, you’ve been flocked.

The only way to get rid of birds is to donate money to Grand Huts.

Grand Huts needs to raise additional funds to complete construction of the Broome Hut on Second Creek near Berthoud Pass, as well as to start a maintenance operating fund.

The hut has a concrete foundation with treated wood foundation walls. This completes the utility level of the structure at approximately 1,700 square feet and allows for winter storage of construction items.

Flock a Friend

You can “flock” a friend for a $25 donation. A volunteer places a flock of flamingos in the friend’s front yard on the requested day; only Monday through Thursday are available. Birds and signs are delivered on the requested morning and a notice is attached explaining the removal policy, how to order the flamingos to be “forwarded,” and how to buy flamingo “insurance.”

Flamingo removal

The flamingos are removed from their “landing site” by a volunteer within 48 hours of placement. A donation of $25 can get the flamingos forwarded to a friend. Requests are made on the Flocking Order form or by calling the Flamingo Rescue Hotline: 970-470-2398.

Flocking insurance

Anyone can purchase insurance for the entire flocking season for $25. Without insurance you may be flocked several times.

After you have been flocked and do not want any more flamingos in your yard, a $15 donation will cover you for the rest of the season.

About the Broome Hut

The hut will sleeps 16 with a common room for groups. There will be a kitchen area for food preparation, propane stoves, and tables.

Broome Hut will be available for rental by school groups and the public by Christmas 2012. Reservations can be made on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Programs will be offered that foster an appreciation for the diversity and natural heritage associated with sub-alpine ecosystems, promote low-impact backcountry recreation, and encourage awareness of inherent dangers associated with backcountry use.

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