If you’ve ever visited RPQRR, you’ve likely heard me say “there’s nothing opulent here but our quail habitat.” Our existing HQ, bunkhouse, and office (all in a 1940’s era farmhouse) doesn’t always serve our needs. Well, thanks to our friends at Park Cities Quail Coalition and private donors, we’re about to get started on a makeover of our less-than-opulent infrastructure. We recently set out to improve our facilities and determined a new four-building headquarters would meet our research and outreach needs. These buildings include:
- James R. Currie Research Center with laboratory and staff offices and meeting space;
- Park Cities Quail Coalition Education Center with classroom for hosting students, field day attendees, meetings and conferences, etc.;
- A Lodge with kitchen and living space for up to 12 overnight visitors; and
- Park Cities Quail Coalition Guest Cabin for hosting smaller groups.
This new headquarters complex will be located approximately 300 yds. south of our current HQ, on the south side of Hwy. 180 and accentuated by two large liveoak trees. We expect our architectural plans to be complete by Thanksgiving and hope to break ground in early 2020.
And with $1.25 million raised to date, were also nearing our $1.5 million fundraising goal for this project. Will you help us get across the finish line? Every gift is significant and you may be able to honor a loved one through your contribution. Please click https://www.quailresearch.org/donate/ to make a donation or contact our Director of Development, Phil Lamb, at email@example.com to discuss options to support this project.