What does it mean to be on the cusp? To me, it means to be at the threshold of change. On the verge of something new and exciting. It’s that moment when you’ve done the work of hiking the mountain and are arriving at the top, finally taking in the view before you trek onward. You can be “on the cusp” of many things in life; on the cusp of greatness, on the cusp of a ground-breaking discovery, or something as simple as the changing seasons.
Here at CWC, we find ourselves on the cusp in a number of ways. With our purchase of the property in January, we’ve ensured the future home for our rehabilitation & education center for years to come. We’re now on the cusp of making site improvements with the intention of being even more accessible to our greatest supporters - you! - and to improve the overall experience for guests and volunteers alike. We’ve just arrived at the point where we can take in the view: the moment where we can truly visualize a great future on our 10-acre parcel.
Our education team is on the cusp of expanding their outreach to broader audiences. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for everyone to have access to wildlife education, a chance to gain an appreciation for all wildlife and the places they call home. We’ve been collaborating with school districts, senior housing facilities, correctional facilities, and youth outdoor schools. We know the importance of being more inclusive to groups from diverse backgrounds and circumstances. We will continue to improve, research, and develop our team so we can educate and celebrate right alongside the fantastically diverse members of our community.
And finally, our rehabilitation program is on the cusp of seasons - we’re transitioning from the slow, steady (and somewhat predictable) season of rehab to the abundant, bustling, on-the-go time of year when the injured & orphaned wildlife come in droves and need our help. It happens slow enough at first that we can peek over the edge and know “busy season” is coming. We’ve got our reinforcements ready - more than 130 rock-solid volunteers, highly dedicated interns, and well-trained staff who are ready to take this on each and every year.
Thank you for sticking with us through it all: for the hike up, for the view at the top, and for the trek onward. Your continued support as we’re at the cusp is what makes it possible to continue our work preserving, protecting, and celebrating wildlife.