A Day Of Service: Supporting Local Wildlife with NPO, Think Wild

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It was a cold, rainy September day in Central Oregon as members of EarthCruiser migrated to Think Wild’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. While our team didn’t know exactly what they were in for, their concerns were quickly overcome by the nobility of the mission at hand, supporting local native wildlife. 

Since 2016, Think Wild has been a cornerstone of wildlife preservation and rehabilitation in our community. So, when the call came in asking for extra hands to help with constructing new facilities the decision to get involved was a no-brainer. Afterall, what’s an overland adventure if there’s now wildlife to observe?

The day started, and ended, with a simple task. Digging post holes. Yep, post holes. In the rain. These were important post holes however, as they would serve a new privacy fence for the facility. What might seem to be a dismal task for most, in true EC fashion our team of hero’s showed up with enthusiasm and quickly got to work. With limited number of post-hole digging tools, the remaining EC team members got their hands dirty spreading mulch, gravel, and weeding the center’s pollinator garden. 

We can’t thank Think Wild enough for the chance to get involved and the great work they do educating, conserving, and rehabilitating the people and wildlife in our community. For more information on their great work and ways to get involved visit thinkwildco.org

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