The morning of Wednesday April 15th, Erica, Hilary and I volunteered at Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehab Center. Wolf Hollow is a non-profit organization that spreads awareness of wildlife on San Juan Island and rehabilitate injured animals with the goal of releasing them back into the wild. The majority of our time that morning was spent helping with the completion of the new Eagle Flight Enclosure. The previous enclosure had been crushed under the weight of a heavy snow in 2006. We spread mulch around the facility and then continued to remove nails from the lumber of the destroyed enclosure. Erica and Hilary continued to help with the enclosure by painting the doors of the building while I moved to the front of the property and mowed the lawn surrounding the office buildings.
Since it is still early spring, there weren’t many animals to see being rehabilitated, but it was pretty neat to see the infrastructure of organization. The commited people of Wolf Hollow spend a lot of time working to sustain the ecosystem of the island. Most of the animals they deal with obtain their injuries because of humans. This can occur when animals get struck by cars, or due to a loss of habitat with human expansion. Living on an island allows you to see your impact on the environment a lot easier than in ordinary conditions. Wolf Hollow does a great job helping others be aware of their impact on the ecosystem.
Please follow http://www.wolfhollowwildlife.org/ if you would like to learn more or donate to Wolf Hollow.