investing in wildlife: building a sustainable future
hELP us open the doors!
Investing in Wildlife is a $5.5 million capital campaign to expand our facilities to meet the increased demand for our services in both conservation medicine and environmental education. With no state or federal funding, it is only through YOUR support that we can offer high-quality wildlife medical care and environmental outreach for the community.
Thanks to over 600 individuals, businesses, and private foundations, we are now just $120,000 away from our goal. We received a challenge match from a local donor who will match $60,000 dollar for dollar until December 31st, making us closer than ever.
Please consider joining us with a gift and spread the word today!
Click here to view Naming Opportunities
Thank you so much for your generosity and help in bringing our vision to life!
The new center for wildlife
EXPECTED OPENING - summer 2020
The New Center for Wildlife Features:
Expanded Wildlife Medical Clinic
120-Person Education Auditorium
Nature Discovery Center
Classroom and Conference Space
Nature Trails, Boardwalks, and Outdoor Pavilion
Organic Food and Pollinator Gardens
Sustainable design elements including full solar array, solar tubes, and rainwater collection
Your gift to Investing in Wildlife will allow Center for Wildlife to:
Provide visitors with a place to connect with nature and wildlife in a meaningful way
Get more animals back out in the wild by safely accommodating growing patient loads, utilizing advanced diagnostic techniques, and being able to accept in-kind donations of larger medical equipment
Increase our reach and impact for environmental education by hosting programs, workshops, and conferences onsite, year-round, and for larger groups
Create fully-accessible nature trails to bring visitors around to our non-releasable ambassadors, unique vernal pool habitats, and 16,000 acres of conservation land with Mt. Agamenticus
Improve training opportunities for our interns and volunteers
House 8 interns onsite, increasing the competitiveness of our program and alleviating the need for offsite housing
Stabilize our revenue sources and promote our organization's sustainability by incorporating more earned income through admission fees, private event or meeting rentals, and onsite programs
"LOOK DEEP INTO NATURE,
AND THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING BETTER." ~ALBERT EINSTEIN
THE CASE FOR SPACE
300 animals admitted
100 phone calls
0 paid staff
Wildlife Rehabilitation Only
2,397 animals admitted
15,000 phone calls
14 paid staff
Conservation Medicine PLUS
375 Environmental Education Programs
WHAT HASN'T CHANGED? OUR SPACE!
Check out a VIRTUAL TOUR of our current 1,200 sq. ft. home. It was donated to us in 1995. While our programs, people, and animal admission rates have increased exponentially, our physical space has remained the same for the past 23 years! (And it is literally falling apart at the seams.)
help BRING this vision to life
MAKE this YOUR BEST GIFT EVER TO Center For Wildlife.
Cash, checks, and donor-advised funds (mailed to POB 620, Cape Neddick, ME 03902)
Multi-year commitments, payable by December 31, 2022.
Gifts of stocks and securities
Naming opportunities throughout the new building and across our conservation campus exist for gifts and commitments of $10,000+!
many thanks to the following businesses for their
generous support of this project!
Have questions about the Investing in Wildlife Campaign, or want more info on how you can help bring this vision to life? Contact Kristen Lamb, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (207) 361-1400