Sprout Fund Partnership

Sprout Fund Partnership – Millvale & Shaler Area High School Towers

Some of Audubon's earliest Chimney Swift towers were made possible through generous funding from the Sprout Fund. In 2011, we partnered with Millvale Borough to install four towers. The towers are located along the riverfront trail, in the Gardens of Millvale Community Garden, and at the Millvale Ballfield. 

Building from the success of that project, we installed a Chimney Swift tower in 2012 at the Shaler Area High School. In addition to being providing breeding habitat for Chimney Swifts, this tower was equipped with a live-streaming video camera. The project was intended to provide opportunities to enhance curriculum and connect students with ecological stewardship.