EMERALD COAST WILDLIFE REFUGE INC

Rating: 5 stars   8 reviews

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Location: 406 Mountain Dr Destin FL 32541 USA

Mission: The mission of the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge, Inc. is Education, Conservation and Rehabilitation for the welfare of Florida''s natural fauna.
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The Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge is a lead response team for the Federal Marine Mammal Stranding Network, assisting with all marine mammal strandings from central Walton County west to the Alabama state line. The refuge stranding team is trained to stabilize and transport distressed marine animals and sea turtles. Stranding Center staff is instrumental in collecting data and samples for use by state and federal agencies for important research and tracking.

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

The Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge is a worthy organization and provides a valuable service to the Northwest Florida "Emerald Coast" by providing rescue, rehabiliation and release of native wildlife. In addition, they serve an educational purpose in the community with their outreach efforts in the areas of wildlife care and conservation. I am proud to be associated with the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge located in Destin, Florida.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the rescue and care of marine strandings and other native wildlife.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

want to see it's continued growth and prosperity.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Learning about wildlife care and conservation in the Emerald Coast.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Knowledgeable, expereinced, compassionate, and courteous, and friendly.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Make a big difference in the community with outreach efforts as to wildlife care, "green" issues, and conservation.

Ways to make it better...

I had more free available hours to donate to the Refuge!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

The economy and the decrease of charitable donations by the public to non-profits due to the current depressed economy.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Thank you, Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge for your many years of service and dedication to wildlife and conservation!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I am constantly amazed at the knowledge, expertise, dedication and passion of both the staff and the volunteers. Their commitment to saving the lives of sick, injured and orphaned wildlife is above and beyond the call of duty. On call 24 hours a day, no animal in need goes without.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the fact that they rescue approximately 2000 animals yearly, of which, many are near death and they have an above average success rate in releasing them back into the wild.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the friendships developed in sharing a passion for saving wildlfe.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated, knowledgable, friendly, and enthusiastic.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

save so many more lives and be able to provide more permanent homes to animals that can't be released. They would also be able to expand their education programs and to be open to the public for everyone to enjoy the animals.

Ways to make it better...

we didn't have to constantly struggle for funding.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

financial restraints. Unfortunately animals are somewhat low on priorities especially in a tough economy. Wildlife in particular are many times considered a nuisance and folks can't get that warm and fuzzy feeling about animals that can't be handled.

One thing I'd also say is that...

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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