WHAT HAPPENED IN 2012 SINCE 1990 Total # of rescued wild animals 2,500 + 42,500 + Total # of animals returned to the wild 1,149 + 26,893 + Total # of Bald Eagles admitted to center 13 119 Total # of miles to rescue injured wildlife 23,000 + 416,000 + Total # of telephone calls 15,024 280,000 + Total # of cages built to house injured wildlife 4 96 Total # of Eagle Scout Projects completed at BTTW 2 22 Total # of College Students completing unpaid internships 6 155 Total # of full-time and part-time paid staff 7 28 Total # of educational programs given 505 8,510 Total # of children and adults attending programs 70,000 + 1,096,000 + Total # of training conferences and seminars attended 3 58 Total # of freezers and refrigerators in operation 9 15
MOST RECENT HIGHLIGHTS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS
- A spacious Songbird Aviary, located in a natural wooded area - 2009
- New 50 ft. Raptor Flight Cage - 2010
- New Mammal Rehabilitation Enclosures in woods - 2010
- A Handicap Woodland Walkway leading to Songbird Exhibit and Wildflowers - 2009
- An insulated Winter Quarters to Wetland's Exhibit - 2010 Eagle Scout Project
- Animal Barn roof reshingled and ceiling and walls insulated - 2009
- A Wetland's Facility for Herons, Egrets, Bitterns, Loons, Grebes and Waterfowl - 2007
- Extension to Clinic area for Recovering Wildlife and new Staff and Storage Area - 2008
- New Barn for Lumber Storage and Workshop Area - 2008
- Handicap Accessible Restroom - 2008
- Handicap Walkways (with inscribed pavers) to Amphitheater, Wetlands Exhibits, Eagle and Songbird Exhibits.
- 100 ft. Extension Wing to Eagle Flight Cage - 2007
- Indoor Viewing Room overlooking Outdoor Exhibits and Gardens - 2008
- Ten new Picnic Tables to seat students during Field Trip lunch hours - 2008
- New BACK TO THE WILD Sign at road - 2008
- Addition of Two new Parking Lots to accommodate Busses and Visitors - 2008
- Purchase of a Cargo Van to transport animals to programs - 2008
- Purchased a second Cargo Van to transport additional animals and staff - 2010
- Large Bird Feeding Station in Butterfly/Hummingbird Garden - 2008
- Received Six Bequests
- Endowment Fund set up through the Sandusky/Erie Co. Community Foundation - 2007
MISSION STATEMENT OF BACK TO THE WILD®
BACK TO THE WILD's primary mission is to rehabilitate and ultimately release into their natural habitat, injured, orphaned and displaced wildlife. Through this work, BACK TO THE WILD's overall mission is to educate and foster in children and adults, awareness, appreciation and respect of our natural world. Children especially, are encouraged to become responsible caretakers of our earth, by becoming involved in conservation activities to preserve and protect wild areas and to understand our own interconnection with all living things.
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