About a week ago, our Boardman Rest Area Assistant Supervisor Jon Tucker, helped rescue a red-tailed hawk. The close encounter with a big rig might have proved fatal if it hadn’t been for quick team action. (You can read the full story of the I-84 encounter on our Roadways and Waysides blog.)
OTE is grateful for the happy ending; Blue Mountain Wildlife Center in Pendleton assumed responsibility for the raptor’s rehab, and will release the hawk during their Saturday, October 13th open house. Tucker was selected by the center as the person who will free her during the event.
If you would like to attend the event (open house runs 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.) and the release, Blue Mountain Wildlife is located at 71046 Appaloosa Lane, Pendleton, OR 97801. The center also publishes a daily blog post about their activities and rescues, so make sure to check it out on their website.
Driving directions to the center
From Interstate 84 take exit 209 onto US 395 South.
Proceed approximately five miles south on US 395.
Turn right on Arabian Drive and proceed approximately one half mile.
Turn left on Appaloosa Lane and proceed one tenth of a mile.