Center for Wildlife, Inc.
February 28, 2011
I've led vernal pool walks and helped with the CFW's open house events. They perform a marvelous service for both the injured wildlife they rehabiliate and the community in terms of their environmental education programs. The looks of wonder and excitement on the faces of small children and their parents when on a CFW "Owl Prowl" or amphibian "Big Night" give a sense of how crucial the CFW's mission is, and what an impact it has in raising awareness about nature and the mounting threats to the environment. The CFW is the last resort for thousands of injured wildlife in this large region; they offer a "second lease on life" for many animals, including many endangered species in southern Maine. They are a very committed & talented staff, working all hours, and with a small budget, doing crucial work that balances animal and human needs. In that sense I think they are a model organization, well worth your support.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
the satisfaction that comes with returning a successfully rehabilitated endangered turtle to the wild, or opening a child's and adult's eyes to the wonders of the natural world in our backyards--
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
increase efforts to build an endowment.
Volunteer & Led field trips; assisted with public programs.