Habitat. Purchase or preservation of habitat is an excellent means of maintaining quality animal populations and protecting diverse species. The Foundation for Animals provides financial assistance to programs that obtain, preserve, and manage habitat.
Duck Pond Renovation
A project the Foundation found worthy of support was the effort to improve and protect the environment for wildlife at the Lewis & Clark County Fairgrounds duck pond.
The pond had been abused and neglected for years, making it impossible to sustain wildlife. FFA funding and help from Growing Friends of Helena and a local nursery made possible the planting of over 100 trees and shrubs, a sprinkling system and a fence to protect the pond and nesting areas of birds, geese and ducks. Wildlife and visitors enjoy the improved habitat. FFA also provides funding for a winter feeding program at the duck pond.