Give Mother Nature a helping hand
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Only a select few have the opportunity to raise a baby Steller’s jay, an evening grosbeak or a western gray squirrel. There are state and federal laws prohibiting the average person from doing so.
However, as a trained volunteer with Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care, you would be working with these wild creatures – and many more – under the permits issued by California Fish and Game and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Annually, LTWC cares for more than 700 wild birds and animals with the No. 1 goal of releasing every one back into the wild.
You can learn to be a wildlife rehabilitator by taking the two-day training seminar this Saturday and Sunday. The cost per person is $60. For families of two or more, the first family member is $60 with each additional member at $40.
If you’re interested in this type of volunteering, please call LTWC’s Executive Director Cheryl Millham at (530) 577-2273 to obtain a registration form.