As I retired nurse I came to Sawgrass Nature Center to volunteer. I have save lives, raised babies, medicated the admissions but I have never had a bad day at work. I love working with the team towards a common goal.
I have volunteered in many areas at the SNC and have enjoyed all so much. They do such great work saving so many hurt and abandon wild animals every year. It's amazing how they do this all on private donations and volunteers. Our city is very lucky to have them as we are located very close to the Everglades and so have many wild birds and animals living among us. I very much advise anyone in our area to please volunteer or donate funds and supplies much needed.
As a former wild life rehabilitation person, I have nothing but respect for The Coral Springs Center & Wildlife Hospital. My son and I visited frequently with our Mom's club friends to enjoy the permanent residents that are unable to be re-released into the wild. If you have a love & understanding for the native species in our community than you can easily recognize how important their contribution to our community is! Rehabbing injured or abandoned animals is not for everyone. It's very time consuming, expensive & not an exact science. People who work with animals to help raise, rehabilitate & release them have such big hearts. I definitely suggest you bring your friends and family's to visit! And if you can, DONATE! They are most likely always in need of something & money ensures they are able to properly provide for our native species that deserve to share our community with us!
This facility is a much needed resource in our community. It provides not only a place to bring injured wildlife for rehabiliation but also educates the commmunity, both children and adults, about our environment and the animals that share our neighborhood. My children grew up attending many educational programs and when they were old enough, they volunteered. The nature center has been a wonderful place for our family and neighbors to work together, helping the animals that can not help themselves, and educating the next generation of children.
It is truly amazing to see the staff and volunteer do their work whether it be helping injured or sick wildlife or educating the public onwildlfe issues as they pertain to the environment
It has been a very heart-warming experience over the years to assist the staff and other volunteers at the nature center and wildlife hospital in helping injured native wildlife and baby wildlife. It is the greatest feeling of compassion when we release the 'recovered' animals back into the wild. I congratulate all of the other volunteers and staff who help the animals who can't help themselves.