As you might have gathered from our Facebook posts and emails, we have been busy working to clean up and start to rebuild here at GCBO in the wake of the hurricane. As always, we continue to be humbled by the outpouring of community support we receive, both in volunteers and donations.
We have already come close to reaching our projected goal of $12,000 to cover the materials for rebuilding and refurnishing the gutted field house. We need to continue to raise funds to help us with some of the labor we can’t perform, and some larger items not foreseen early on.
It's been incredibly heartwarming to see the donations coming in, to work with volunteers as they donate their time to helping clean our grounds, and to feel the good wishes of everyone who supports us.
We still have a ways to go and Harvey really did a number not only on our site, but on our plans for the rest of the year. We had to cancel XHX and, after much discussion, have decided to postpone our 20th Anniversary Brew on the Bayou event until the spring (read on for more details about Brew below.) Still, thanks to all the help we've received from the community, we have been able to function - hosting a hummingbird themed banding session on the 23rd, continuing with field work, and shifting our attention to a few other outreach projects.
Read on to see what's been cancelled and what we still have planned. If you would like to support us as we rebuild, consider making a donation to our Hurricane Recovery Fund. Every little bit helps!
The GCBO Staff