Schuylkill Center to host supply drive for wildlife clinic

This Saturday, the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education will host a family-friendly fundraiser for wildlife animals.

The event will include live wildlife presentations by clinic director Rick Schubert, a wildlife expert who recently saved an injured Cooper’s hawk through a tail feather transplant procedure.

The event includes a nature walk and other family-friendly activities. Wildlife presentations will be held at 11:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. and will feature birds and other animals.

Admission to the event is free with a supply donation.

“This supply-drive will help us to stock our shelves,” said Naomi Leach, media and public relations coordinator for the clinic.

Leach says the group needs donations such as paper towels, laundry detergent, bleach, trash bags (30 to 55 gallon), facial tissues, toilet paper, blankets, sheets and towels. The clinic is also asking for gift cards from stores like Lowes, Home Depot and local supermarkets.

Schubert says gift card donations from www.squirrelsandmore.com, a wildlife rehab supply source, would also be appreciated, but added that any supplies would make a difference. “I’d be happy to have more paper towels,” said Schubert, “we go through those a lot.”

The supply drive will be held on Saturday, March 31 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, located at 8480 Hagy’s Mill Rd. in Roxborough. 

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