WRR - Wildlife Seminar and Welcome Meeting

WRR - Wildlife Seminar and Welcome Meeting

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What: “Get to Know Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release” Wildlife Seminar and Welcome Meeting
Where: Grass Valley Methodist Church, 236 S Church St, Grass Valley
When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 11 (registration begins at 9:30 a.m.)

Info: Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release: http://www.cawildlife911.org/
Special Feature: The Wildlife Ambassador hawk, crow, owls, and bats will be on hand to great new volunteers!

Join Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release on March 11 for the annual Wildlife Seminar and Welcome Meeting for potential and returning volunteers.

"This is one of the most fascinating meetings of the year as we delve into all things wild," said Joan Pancharian, acting president for the organization.  "Have you ever rescued a bird after it flew into your window and wondered how to help it?  Has your child ever brought you an injured animal and wanted your help in saving it?  This meeting will help you learn who to go to for assistance and how you can help."

The meeting is set for 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Grass Valley Methodist Church. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.  Rehabilitation team leaders will highlight care and treatment techniques in assisting songbirds, raptors, small mammals, and bats.  Various other volunteer opportunities will be identified as well.  The Wildlife Ambassadors including a Red-tailed Hawk, American Crow, Barn Owl, Western Screech-owl, Great Horned Owl and various bats will be on hand for viewing.

In the afternoon, a variety of experts will share information about local wildlife.  In 2016, WR&R treated over 1,200 songbirds, raptors, small mammals, and bats with 815 released back into the wild, transferred to another facility or kept for additional rehabilitation.

Registration fees include lunch and a raffle ticket. For current members, the cost is $10 and for nonmembers, $15.  Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release (WR&R) is the only State and Federally permitted organization for rehabilitating wild mammals and birds in Nevada, Yuba, and Sutter Counties.