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September 2017 Newsletter
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Chintimini News and Happenings 
ENDINGS & BEGINNINGS
September is an exciting time of change for us at Chintimini. We've just hit the end of our busy season in the rehabilitation program, which brings us to a record-breaking 1,534 animal admissions so far this year. While the number of patients we serve grows nearly every year, this year was a little bit different...a nearby rehabilitation center in Eugene closed down, and many of their animals were re-routed to our clinic. Thanks to the tireless efforts of our clinic staff and volunteers, and generous donations from the community, we have made it through what was quite possibly our busiest busy season ever!
BACK-TO-SCHOOL MEANS FUN AT CWC!
September also means that children are back in school and ready to hit the books! But don't forget that learning doesn't have to stop when kids leave school. At Chintimini Wildlife Center, nature is our classroom. Join us in our after school programs or pygmy day camps during school closures.
Learn more and register on our website.
CHINTIMINI GETS A POLLINATOR HOTEL!
Many thanks to the Benton Soil and Water Conservation District for awarding the Chintimini Wildlife Center a generous grant through their Conservation Education Grant Program. Their gift will be used to partially fund the construction of an educational exhibit on pollinators at the Chintimini Education Center’s Demonstration Wildlife Garden. The exhibit will consist of a kiosk featuring a green roof composed of native plants that benefit pollinator species, a “bug hotel” under the roof to provide pollinator habitat, and signage promoting the value of providing pollinator habitat.
       
We would like to acknowledge the dedicated staff and volunteers at the Benton Soil and Water Conservation District for their outstanding contributions to our community, through this program and others. Organizations like ours depend on the generosity of people like them to enable us to provide our services, and we are very grateful for their support.
NOTABLE REHAB PATIENTS

Mourning Dove Release

Grey Foxes

Juvenile Raccoon 

Cedar Waxwing

Remember these guys from a few weeks ago? The Wood Duck, Mallard Duck, and Wild Turkey are still enjoying each other's company as they grow up! You can see the previous post HERE.

Infant Western Grey Squirrel 
 
You can always check out our Facebook page for more pictures, videos and updates of patients!
Thanks again for your continued interest in and support of Chintimini Wildlife Center!

Sincerely,
Jeff Picton
Executive Director
Chintimini Wildlife Center

NOW SERVING:
2017 Patients: 1,534

Total Patients: 24,666
July Intakes: 330
August Intakes: 196
Check out our Youth Education Programs here!
Learn more about our Raptor Education Program and ways to help and get involved!
Follow us on Instagram to get frequent updates about patients and CWC news!
HELP SAVE WILDLIFE
Your support enables us to provide care for Oregon's injured and orphaned wildlife. 
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CHINTIMINI SEES THE ECLIPSE

A huge thanks to our friends at Wild Birds Unlimited for joining us for the day of the eclipse. It was an awesome morning and we loved sharing it with them!
LEARNING TO WORK VISITS CHINTIMINI
Photo by Scobel Wiggins, Gazette-Times
A huge thanks to members of the Learning to Work Program, through the Benton County Mental Health-Developmental Disabilities program and Bridges-Quest Enterprises, for their work removing the invasive plants teasel and blackberry from our wetland this summer. The Gazette-Times was there to cover their day of hard work, and you can read more HERE
ANDERSON BLUEBERRY FARMS HELPS OUT!

An enthusiastic thank you to Anderson Blueberry Farm who, again this year, donated many blueberries to our organization. Their willing commitment year after year is greatly appreciated. This generous donation will help feed many wildlife patients at the center in the months ahead. See photo of owner Todd (in cap) and Ron with their blueberries. Visit their web site at andersonblues.com
VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

Our most recent volunteer spotlight is Taylor Boardman! Most clinic shifts are staffed with at least four to five volunteers in order to get all of the work done. During this year's busy season, Monday night has been super short-staffed with only one or two people, which means Taylor often does the shift alone or with just one other volunteer! She is quite a remarkable lady! You can read more about Taylor here!
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Corvallis, OR 97330


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