Sequim – Two barred owls seriously injured in collisions with cars in late 2010 will be given another chance at life in the wild thanks to the Northwest Raptor & Wildlife Center. The Sequim-based wildlife rescue and rehabilitation nonprofit has announced that it will make the release of the two rehabilitated barred owls in Port Angeles and Port Townsend open to the public and media during the “Barred Owl Weekend” in April..

“The Land Trust is helping the Mantooths, the owners of the property where the Port Angeles owl will be released, to permanently protect essential habitat for wildlife,” said Michele D’Hemecourt, the Conservation Director of NOLT. “NWRWC made it possible to return the injured bird to the wild, and NOLT helps provide the habitat it needs. This is a great partnership to celebrate. We welcome the opportunity to work with NWRWC now and in the future.”

“The Land Trust is helping the Mantooths, the owners of the property where the Port Angeles owl will be released, to permanently protect essential habitat for wildlife,” said Michele D’Hemecourt, the Conservation Director of NOLT. “NWRWC made it possible to return the injured bird to the wild, and NOLT helps provide the habitat it needs. This is a great partnership to celebrate. We welcome the opportunity to work with NWRWC now and in the future.”