ROXBOROUGH, PHILADELPHIA – The Schuylkill Center in Roxborough is preparing to host its annual Winterfest for Wildlife festival in early February.
From noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 5, the center – 8480 Hagys Mill Road – will host guided nature hikes, talks from clinic director Chris Strub, a wildlife-themed activity, vendor tables and much more within the framework of the event.
Food will be provided by Humpty Dumplings.
Registration is required and can be done online here.
Attendees are encouraged to bring a donation from the center’s in-kind wish list to support the wildlife clinic. Paper towels, fragrance- and dye-free laundry detergents, and puppy urine pads are the items most patients need. A complete list of items wanted for donation is online here.
Anyone interested in volunteering with the center can submit a volunteer request online here.
The Schuylkill Center Wildlife Clinic has been in operation since August 1987.
The clinic’s first patient was a Cooper’s Falcon brought to the clinic by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
The clinic has treated over 90,000 animals in its more than 35 year history.
The clinic is a vital part of the Schuylkill Center’s mission to connect people and nature, rehabilitating and releasing injured and orphaned animals that members of the public bring to the clinic at 304 Port Royal Road.