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

  • Outdoor Amphitheater

  • Nature Trails, Boardwalks, and Outdoor Pavilion

  • Organic Food and Pollinator Gardens

  • Intern Housing

  • 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



First Floor

Then (1995)

300 animals admitted

100 phone calls

0 paid staff

5 volunteers

Wildlife Rehabilitation Only

now (2020)

2,397 animals admitted

15,000 phone calls

14 paid staff

80 volunteers

Conservation Medicine PLUS
375 Environmental Education Programs

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.

We accept:

  • 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 kristen@thecenterforwildlife.org or (207) 361-1400 

Physical Address

375 Mountain Road, Cape Neddick, ME 03902

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 620, Cape Neddick, ME 03902

Call Us

(207) 361-1400