2017 Schedule of Events

· January 15 - First newsletter of the year sent by mail and posted on our blog.

· Third Saturday of each month (January through March maybe April) Public Library wildlife presentations. Call for details. We have over 20 to offer our community.

· February 10 - Paul Bannick (photographer & author) in Sandpoint. Joint venture with Kaniksu Land Trust & Idaho Conservation League. Admission $5 additional contributions greatly appreciated.

· February 12 - Great Backyard Bird Count begins. go to Cornell University of Ornithology & Audubon site.

· March 1st - Bread Boost $10,000 online competition.

· March 11 - Spring Spruce Up. Lend a hand and get the facility ready for the wildlife season.  

· April 22 - EarthDay. April 22/23 = Spring Highway Clean up of adopted 3 mile section of highway 200. Meet at 9 AM at the AHWF facility - wear comfortable shoes and gloves. We provide safety vests.

· May 4 - Idaho Gives = one day online fundraiser event.

· Tentative Summertime Hotdog, Hamburger, & Ice Cream fundraiser at Monarch Market.

· June 25 - 7B Sunday at Schweitzer Mountain Resort. We will have a table for awareness.

· July 4 - Clark Fork Independence Day Celebration. Public awareness booth set up

· July 15 - Second newsletter of the year.

· September  - Pints for a Cause (fundraiser) at Idaho Pour Authority

· September 16 - Comedy Night with Brad Upton at Columbia Bank Building at 6 PM. Tickets $20. Silent Auction afterwards.

· September 24 - Fall Highway Clean up of Scenic Highway 200. Meet at 10 AM at the AHWF facility.

· 1st three weekends of October - Scarecrow Contest at Hickey Farms. Entry $10. Prizes to winners.

· October - Sip n Shop at Pend Oreille Winery.

· TBA - Give Thanks Inventory Day at AHWF facility.

· Mid-December - Christmas Craft Show at Bonner Mall.     

 

We are always seeking volunteers willing to help discover, coordinate, assist with, clean up events. 

Calendar

Medical attention: some years our total was $4,000 per year.  Veterinary care: (some of the doctors are able to donate their time; but  the cost of supplies remains.

 

Supplies: Paper towels, Laundry Soap, Dish Soap, Bleach, Q-tips, Bandages, Cloth Towels, Fleece & Flannel material.

Equipment: Precision Scale, Stethoscope, Gloves, Nets, Heat light hoods and bulbs, Hot pads, Incubator, Feed and Water Dishes, Microscope,  Reference manuals & professional organization membership, Vari-Kennels, Aquariums, Cages, rakes & shovels, rubber boots.  Construction Materials: lumber, plywood, wire, nails, screws, chain link, industrial mesh

 

Food (varies on the species):

 Songbirds - from nestling to release = up to $300

 Raptors - from nestling to release = over $300

 Waterfowl - from hatchling to release = up to $300

 Small Mammals - from pre-weaned to release = up to $500

Large Mammals - currently working with the state to obtain permits. Please contribute to this major expansion. 

 

Shelter: Electricity = $75/month. Currently the lease/rent = $0* ($60,000 will purchase the property upon which the facility resides).

 

Outreach and Awareness: Phone = $65/month, I-Net = $20/month (dial-up), Webhost/domain = $100/year, Phone Book (Local Pages yellow pages) = $45/month

 

The importance of returning a wild animal back into its natural  habitat = PRICELESS!

80% of wildlife in need of care is due to human activity.  Our patients don’t have pockets so please help us help them; donate  your time, treasure or talent today.

Text Box: •At lunch break: sell rootbeer floats or cookies & brownies or lemonade -                                                                                 contribute proceeds to AHWF.

Text Box: •Collect old newspapers – we use them as cage linings.

Text Box: •Hold a garage/yard sale.

Text Box: •Save your ‘Christmas Popcorn’ tins – we use them for food storage.

Text Box: •Have a penny drive or pledge contest.

Text Box: •Send in broken or old jewelry and donate proceeds.

Text Box: •Ask vendors to place AHWF merchandise in their store.

Text Box: •Arrange a family fun day or birthday carnival (we have the games).

Text Box: •Collect neighborhood ink cartridges, aluminum cans & tech gadgets.

Text Box: •When purchasing gifts consider AHWF merchandise or magazine subscriptions.

Text Box: •If  you accept credit cards? Switch to Ethix  merchant services – You save $ on processing fees & AHWF earns 25% of the gross revenue each month!

Text Box: •When searching the web – use the welzoo home page, buy with benefit mobile app, igive or goodshop shopping toolbar, sign up for amazon & ebay charity support programs.
Text Box: •Does your credit card company have  a charitable support program? American Express does – choose American Heritage Wildlife Foundation as the nonprofit you want to support.

 

American Heritage Wildlife Foundation is presently operated by volunteers.          There are no paid staff members.

We do not receive federal state or county funding.

Financial support is acquired only because of our community (less than 1% of all available grants provide for general operating expenses).

Over $10,000 annual budget for general operating expenses and wildlife care.

The cost of rehabilitation

Be Creative - there are many ways to help!

 

IF YOU HAVE FOUND AN ANIMAL IN NEED OF HELP DO NOT EMAIL! PLEASE CALL AND OUR VOLUNTEERS WILL RESPOND THE SAME DAY. IF THE ANIMAL IS SEVERELY INUJRED TAKE IT TO YOUR LOCAL VETERINARY CLINIC THAT TREATS WILD ANIMALS. Do not attempt to rehab the animal yourself...it is illegal & special care is required for long term survival! 

Phone: 208.266.1488

Email: ahwf@ sandpoint.net       Mail: 59895 Hwy 200 Clark Fork, ID. 83811

501 c 3 IRS nonprofit status received in 2002

Idaho State nonprofit incorporation

Federal Migratory Bird rehabilitation permits from USFWS

Nongame Mammals and Bird rehabilitation permits from IDFG

Membership with National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association and International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council.

Certified Wildlife Habitat certification with the National Wildlife Federation

Membership with Idaho Nonprofit Development Center & Small Nonprofits Organization

Average of 250 phone calls each year,

over 400 in 2016.

Average of 2,500 hours of labor

In 2015, over 3,500 hours.

(between 60 and 70 hours each week during the ‘busy season’ of April through October)

 Average intake = 50 wildlife (bird & mammal) cases – each requiring daily care. In 2016, we had 81 cases starting mid-January through December.   

•Save your aluminum cans. Have a neighborhood contest to see who can recycle the most - donate the proceeds. Pacific Steel will offer more $ per pound on Earth Day.

For our full and complete photo gallery, please look for us on:           

Wildlife Reference Photography