Cooperatives can serve their member-consumers most effectively when they can work together. Cooperation among cooperatives is one of the seven cooperative principles that make us different from other electric utilities. Recently Kankakee Valley REMC and Marshall County REMC used the power of partnership to install an osprey nest in rural St. Joseph County. Working together, the cooperatives donated a 50-foot pole, equipment, and labor for the project. KV REMC has assisted with numerous other osprey nesting towers and roosting structures for endangered bats in the past as well.