Leisure University: Natural Education with HAWK (Habitat And Wildlife Keepers) featuring Carolina Waterfowl Rescue's Jennifer Gordon.
Carolina Waterfowl Rescue (CWR) is non profit 501 (c)3 wildlife rescue organization located in Charlotte, NC. CWR is run by federally-licensed migratory bird rehabilitators specializing in waterfowl. They take in over 1000 birds a year covering close to 40 different wild bird species. CWR is an all-volunteer group that donates their time, money and expertise to helping North Carolina’s birds in need. http://www.carolinawaterfowlrescue.com/index.html
Come hear their amazing story of rescue and rehabilitation! We will also have environmental literature, news and upcoming events, recycling collection and our "almost award winning" raffle for great prizes. Network and meet like-minded environmental enthusiasts, share some refreshments and bring a friend. "Like" us on Facebook! Hope to see you there!
Carolina Waterfowl Rescue is an all volunteer 501©3 non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of Migratory Birds. We also run an adoption program to assist domestic animals placed in wild habitats, where they would not survive. Our organization cannot exist without the help of people who volunteer their time, money, and resources.
Here is a list of items we use all the time in the rescue. Please try to bring one or two items from this list to HAWK's Feb. 5th meeting.
Note: we gladly take used items if they are in good condition.
Used printer and copy machine cartridges (not off brand
Old cell phones
Old digital cameras, MP3 Players, iPods
Paper towels and tissues
Heat lamps and bulbs
Waterproof heating pads
Children’s pools (not the blow up kind)
Contractor quality water hoses
Flashlights, all sizes
Wet wipes (anti-bacterial)
Laundry soap (earth friendly kinds that are safe around animals)
Trash bags, all sizes, but especially large barrel size
Zip Ties, all sizes
Heavy duty or floating rope
Tarps, all sizes
Wound care supplies – any supplies including bandages,
Heavy duty long rubber and work gloves, all sizes
White distilled vinegar
Good quality full sized scissors
Non-tip and non-skid square pet food dishes, all sizes
,plastic and metal
Metal spring clips and clamps, all sizes
Bales of straw
Extra large pieces of bird netting
Chicken wire or hardware cloth
Wagons and wheelbarrows
Dog and cat dry food
Expired and donated prescriptions or other medications
Black plastic cement tubs
Large plastic storage bins with lids
Ziploc bags of any size
Live or dried mealworms and wax worms or other insects
Full spectrum lights to attach to patient beds
Batteries – D, AA and Lantern size