Friends of Hardy Lake ~ Raptor Rehabilitation Center
Friends of Hardy Lake are an all-volunteer group organized in 2002 for the purpose of supporting the Dwight R. Chamberlain Raptor Rehabilitation Center and the lake property at Hardy Lake in Scott County, Indiana. The donations they collect go toward rehabilitating and eventual release of raptors back into the wild. The center also cares for permanently injured Hawks, Owls, Falcons, and a bald Eagle. The birds are used as educational ambassadors throughout Indiana. They are taken to organizations such as schools, nursing homes, and civic groups. They are the only state owned raptor hospital. The state furnishes the building, utilities, and pays their Naturalist, but all other costs such as veterinary bills, medical supplies, food, and equipment is covered by their work and Your Generous Donations.