Nature Center

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Fresno Wildlife Rehabilitation Service is dedicated to providing wildlife education to the public through the rehabilitation and returning of native wildlife to their natural habitats.

  • 41 years dedicated to caring for native wildlife in the San Joaquin Valley. FWRS, a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization, was established in 1974.
  • +20,000 children and adults per year participate in an exceptional wildlife educational experience.
  • +43,000 native wildlife cared for by trained volunteers.

What is our plan for the future:

  • We plan to build The Nature Center, located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley, that will offer dynamic and evolving teaching programs geared to touch primarily children, but also adults with a unique wildlife educational experience.

Why we are needed:

  • The Nature Center will have a one-of-a-kind teaching and native wildlife care facility that will emphasize education of native wildlife in a hands-on learning environment.
  • Interaction of injured or orphaned wildlife with the public is an ongoing issue that requires action to rescue, rehabilitate and release the wild animals.
  • FWRS has the volunteers, training and organizational structure.
  • Federal, State or local agencies are unable to provide this much needed public service.

What is needed for long term success:

  • A permanent home site to centralize FWRS’ wildlife response, public service, care and rehabilitation of wildlife and a nature education center to expose children and adults to a unique learning environment about the intrinsic value and beauty of our native wildlife and their natural habitats.

Reaching, motivating and changing the lives of children and adults through a wonderfully unique wildlife educational experience.

Please help support this project; all donations are certainly welcome.

Our goal is $400,000.

What we have accomplished:

  • In the past 12 months we have raised over $81,000 towards our building fund.
  • Building donations to date total over $92,000.
  • We have a commitment to match the money we have raised to date!
  • Architectural Services for the project are donated!

How can you help?

1. Make a Tax Deductible donation to our building fund. Fresno Wildlife is a 501c3 non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.
2. Donate building supplies.
3. Contractors can donate services.