Blog : Call of the Wild: the 11th Annual Spring Auction and Benefit

By Corey | May 19, 2015 | in

Celebrate the greatness of our local wildlife at the York Center for Wildlife's annual spring auction and benefit on Thursday, May 28 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Spring Hill Restaurant in South Berwick. Attendees will get the opportunity to listen to keynote speaker Susan Gallo - an Audubon biologist, researcher, and advocate for native bat species. Gallo's efforts toward researching, educating, and conservation legislation for local bats come at a critical time for local ecosystems and human health. 

In addition to listening to a passionate and experienced wildlife keynote speaker, you will be able to enjoy food, drink, meet live animal ambassadors, and participate in live and silent auctions. Auction items range from a once-in-a-lifetime chance to release an animal back into the wild and even a trip to Africa including hotel and safari! The Call of the Wild event is the Center for Wildlife's biggest fundraising event of the year. All the proceeds are used for funding the Center for Wildlife's work with injured and orphaned wildlife throughout the year. 

The Center for Wildlife is a private, non-profit organization with a mission to build a sustainable future for wildlife in our community through medical treatment, rehabilitation, educational outreach, research, and conservation activities. Their clinic treats an average of 1,600 injured and orphaned wild animals, and their education team presents programming to 7,500 participants annually. 

Participants of this event have the opportunity to help reach their fundraising goal of $30,000 to ensure sustainability for local wildlife and their organization for years to come. You won't want to miss this opportunity to learn about the current challenges to wildlife and support the Center of Wildlife's efforts to creating a sustainable future.

Admission to this event is free and you can register online, here.