Most people don't realize that there's a whole community dedicated to rescuing wildlife. The CT D.E.E.P. utilizes a program of volunteer Wildlife Rehabilitators that is categorized in 4 separate divisions that include White Tail Deer, Rabies Vector, Migratory Bird, and Standard Certification.
H.O.W.L was created to connect potential volunteers with Certified Wildlife Rehabilitators with the common goal of rescuing, rehabilitating, and releasing injured and orphaned animals to their original habitat. Members of the Network will gain up close experience and knowledge of wildlife by assisting rehabbers rescue and care for animals, help promote organizations, educate the public on how to deal with distressed wildlife, collect supplies, and transport animals. Volunteers can also use their experience to become Certified Wildlife Rehabilitators themselves if desired.
As members of the Network we will also be attending wildlife related events, visit wildlife sanctuaries, create fundraisers, set up displays and booths at events, and network amongst ourselves and the community all while having a good time and providing a critical service to our natural environment.
Visit Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area in Burlington to hike the trails or tour the exhibit room in the Conservation Education Center. Two self-guided hiking trails demonstrate wildlife habitat management techniques which landowners, municipalities, schools, and others can use to enhance their properties for wildlife.