With the hope of increasing awareness about the importance of a harmonious relationship between humans living in Southwest Florida and local wildlife, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) will host an “open house-style” event – Walk on the Wild Side – at Lakes Regional Park in Fort Myers on Saturday, August 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The family-friendly event is free and open to the public. The three-hour gala will include presentations on wildlife-related topics, recycled material craft projects and educational encounters with some of CROW’s animal ambassadors.
One of the primary goals of the “friend-raiser” is to teach residents, who live off-island and might not be aware of the wildlife hospital’s purpose, about their work treating sick and injured wildlife, the latest in conservation medicine and why this is important for the health of our ecosystem and our community.
Sponsored in part by Lee County Parks and Recreation, Walk on the Wild Side activities will allow participants – young and old – to learn fun and interesting facts about local wildlife, along with a chance to win prize giveaways.
Lakes Regional Park is located at 7330 Gladiolus Drive in Fort Myers. Parking fees will apply. For additional information, visit www.crowclinic.org.