Duke Energy awards $18,000 grant to Sylvan Heights Bird Park


Scotland Neck, NC – Sylvan Heights Bird Park recently received an $18,000 grant from Duke Energy to support Sylvan Heights’ K-12 STEM-based educational programs and science events, such as Earth Day. These programs and events benefit over 7,000 students each year. In addition, the grant supports outreach programs to under-served schools and the Park’s summer camp program. “We are very appreciative of Duke Energy’s continued support for Sylvan Heights’ educational programs,” said Mike Lubbock, Executive Director. “As we say on our website: The future of conservation rests in the hands of the young people we teach. Duke Energy has been a stalwart donor in helping us reach our education goals.”

“Sylvan Heights offers students an outdoor classroom that engages students and the community in environmental awareness,” said Tanya Evans, Duke Energy district manager. “We’re proud to strengthen our support for Sylvan Heights to help reach more students with unique educational opportunities.”


About Sylvan Heights Bird Park

Sylvan Heights Bird Park is a non-profit organization, whose mission is “to advance conservation of waterfowl and wetlands, to act as a local educational resource for avian biology and wetlands ecology, and to serve as an international center for avicultural training and research.” Sylvan Heights has the largest collection of waterfowl in the world and is the largest bird park in North America.  The Bird Park is a unique facility with continentally-themed exhibits that offer visitors views of over 2,000 birds, including some of the world’s most endangered waterfowl and other birds. Contact the Park by calling 252.826.3186, emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or visiting www.shwpark.com.


About the Duke Energy Foundation

The Duke Energy Foundation provides philanthropic support to address the needs of communities where its customers live and work. The Foundation contributes more than $30 million annually in charitable gifts. More information about the Duke Energy Foundation and its Powerful Communities program can be found at duke-energy.com/foundation. The Duke Energy Foundation is solely funded by Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE: DUK) shareholder dollars. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is one of the largest energy holding companies in the U.S., with approximately 29,000 employees and a generating capacity of 49,500 megawatts. The company is transforming its customers’ experience, modernizing its energy grid, generating cleaner energy and expanding its natural gas infrastructure to create a smarter energy future for the people and communities it serves. A Fortune 125 company, Duke Energy was named to Fortune’s 2018 “World’s Most Admired Companies” list and Forbes’ 2018 “America’s Best Employers” list. More information about the company is available at duke-energy.com. The Duke Energy News Center includes news releases, fact sheets, photos, videos and other materials. Duke Energy’s illumination features stories about people, innovations, community topics and environmental issues. Follow Duke Energy on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.



Sylvan Heights Bird Park Media Contact:  Brent Lubbock, 252-826-3186

Duke Energy Media Contact:  Meredith Archie, 919-546-2109