Mission: Wildlife Response, Inc (WRI) is dedicated to the preservation of wildlife through premiere rehabilitation and public education.One of the most widespread challenges today in the struggle to save wild things and wild places is how to bond people to the physical world in a powerful enough way to give them the motivation to want to protect and preserve it. It is especially important in our growing suburban and urban communities to increase significant associations connecting people and nature, especially where natural environments and natural experiences are less and less common.On a local level, the steady arrival of new residents to the Hampton Roads area is having an overwhelming impact on our wildlife and natural environment. As we accommodate this progression, it is essential that people who now call the Hampton Roads area home understand the sensitive balance of human and non-human populations, the affect we have on the natural environment, and the best ways in which we can coexist.
I've been a volunteer with Wildlife Response, Inc (WRI) since shortly after its birth in 1992. WRI helped me get my permits to rehabilitate, taught me how to care for wildlife, and allowed me to educate thousands pf people over the years. I've been priveledged to work with some amazing animals and volunteers, and met a diverse group of people with one thing in common - love of their environment and the wild beings that live with us.