Raptors Are the Solution (RATS)
Raptors Are the Solution (RATS) conducts educational outreach regarding the ecological role of birds of prey in urban and wild areas and the impacts to birds and humans from the widespread use of rat poison. RATS partners with diverse interests to work toward eliminating toxic rodenticides from the food web, with the overall goal of having all anticoagulant and other poisonous rodenticides taken off the market so they can no longer be introduced into the ecosystem.
In 2015 the Schwemm Family Foundation funded a public outreach effort that placed large posters on BART trains in the San Francisco Bay area. See more of RATS work and projects at their website (http://www.raptorsarethesolution.org/) and on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/RaptorsAreTheSolution).
2016 Cycle 2 Update
The Schwemm Family Foundation continued funding RATS campaign to educate the public about the dangers to wildlife, pets, and children from the widespread use of rat poison. During 2016, funds were used for the production of a series of posters. These posters, which were displayed in English and Spanish, were placed in a variety of bus shelters throughout the Bay area.