FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  February 14, 2013
Contact: Sebastian D’Elia, 908-527-4419
Tom Plante, 908-527-4746



Trailside Winter Program for Adults Explores
Caring for Injured Wildlife, Feb. 28


MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to sponsor a special program for adults at Trailside Nature & Science Center about caring for injured wild animals. The lecture, “A Day in the Life of a Wildlife Rehabilitator,” will be offered Thursday, February 28, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The fee for this program is $8 for Union County residents and $10 for out-of-county participants.

Members of the South Mountain Wildlife Rehabilitation Center will be on hand to explain what it takes to care for injured animals. The Rehabilitation Center provides a means for caring people to give orphaned and injured wildlife a second chance to live out their natural, wild lives.

“This informative and empowering lecture will enable us to respond appropriately to the injured wild animals we find in our midst,” said Freeholder Chairman Linda Carter. “There will be an opportunity to see some of the animals currently in the care of the facility and learn how you can help you local wildlife.”

Each wildlife patient requires specialized medical treatment and dietary care. The caregivers will explain how medical treatment is provided for injured animals and share techniques on how baby animals are bottle-fed until they are able to eat and fend for themselves.

For additional information about this lecture or other programs for adults or upcoming events at Trailside, call 908-789-3670 or visit www.ucnj.org/trailside.  Trailside Nature & Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside and is a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

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