Partnership in Conservation Award

Congratulations to Operation Migration, honored May 7, 2009 in Washington DC as one of the National winners for the 2009 Partners in Conservation Award!

This is the highest civilian partnership award given by the United States Department of the Interior (DOI). It is a thrilling honor indeed!

The ceremony, complete with color guard, took place before several hundred people (including Journey North's Jane Duden). In his comments, Secretary Ken Salazar asked the audience if they could imagine a world without a single living Whooping crane. He gave a stirring tribute to the men and women of Operation Migration for their outstanding work in establishing the new Eastern flock of this endangered species. Journey North is honored to help tell the story in this, the ninth year of bringing back Whooping cranes to the eastern U.S.


Hooray! Hats off to Operation Migration!

Journey North is pleased to feature this educational adventure made possible by the
Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).