The California Council for Wildlife Rehabilitators (CCWR) represents a progressive group of dedicated wildlife specialists in California. Our members include wildlife rehabilitators, rescue, rehabilitation and service organizations and regulatory agencies.
Our members offer a full range of programs and services throughout the state, including public education, wildlife rescue and rehabilitation, humane exclusion services, volunteer and employment opportunities.
The California Council for Wildlife Rehabilitators is dedicated to advancing wildlife rehabilitation and supporting wildlife in a changing world.
If your facility is affected by an emergency, such as a fire or flood, please contact email@example.com immediately and we can put out a call for assistance to members in your region.
Unfortunately, the CCWR rooms set aside at the Embassy Suites Hotel by Hilton in San Luis Obispo are all taken. We have already bumped up the number of rooms from the initial contract and the hotel is not willing to add more rooms to the block.
One of the more complicated aspects of planning this event each year is estimating how many rooms to reserve. If we book too many, CCWR has to pay for the unused rooms out of pocket; too few, and our members have to pay more or seek accommodations elsewhere. We appear to have more people attending than we’d anticipated, and we apologize for any inconvenience.
There are a number of hotels in the area. You can use this link to find hotels near the symposium that might have availability. There are also vacation rentals available, if a group of people want to rent together. See VRBO or AIRBNB. We will also be putting out a call for those who might want to share their room and/or carpool.
Alternate housing arrangements are being discussed on the Gaggle email group. If you are not a member and want to be added, I can add you to the list (just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org).
We are still working on details of the early morning and evening activities, but the talk and lab schedules are solid – notwithstanding unforeseeable issues. Details about each presentation and presenter is also available online on the 2017 Presentation Abstracts and Presenter Biographies page.
9/25/2017 Schedule Changes:
- Swapped Saturday 10:30 am “Darting and Disentanglement of CA Sea Lion” with Sunday 3:00 pm “Orphan Opossum Care Made Easy”.
- Moved CCWR General Meeting to 9:00 am Saturday, just before the keynote speaker.
- Sunday evening the Silent Auction items will be available for bidding at 6:30 pm, buffet dinner (ticket required) at 7:00, with Silent Auction closeout at 8:00 pm
9/14/2017 Schedule Changes:
- Swapped Saturday 3:30 pm “Strategies for Effective Floor Management” with Sunday 11:30 am “Avian Exam Lab Lecture”. This allows for no overlap between the Avian Exam Lab Lecture and the Avian Wash Session #1 so participants can sign up for both labs.
Visit the Symposium 2017 page for all the details.
- Symposium Update
- Hurricane Wildlife Rescue Donations
- We Need You! Call for Board of Director’s Applications
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Download the September 2017 ENews
While every wildlife rehabilitator is considered special to CCWR we are looking for someone who is a real inspiration to our community.
- Do you know someone who has inspired you as a Wildlife Rehabilitator?
- Someone who has gone over and beyond the norm?
- A person who has shown extraordinary skills, compassion and knowledge in the field of rehabilitation?
- Perhaps they have overcome obstacles while working with wildlife?
CCWR wants to hear about these Wild Guardians and NEEDS your help to identify them.
Please fill out the nomination form and submit before September 29, 2017 for nominee to be recognized at the 2017 symposium, with a cash award and plaque.
Current CCWR Members should go to https://ccwr.org/symposium/member-products/. You must login to the site to view this page and obtain the member registration rate of $75. Other products (labs, workshops, dinner) are also available for purchase.If you have forgotten your password, visit https://ccwr.org/lost-password/ to reset your password or request a one-time-use link by email.
Nonmembers visit https://ccwr.org/symposium/products/ to register for the symposium at the rate of $115. Other products are also available for purchase. You can join CCWR as an individual for one year at a cost of $35 and use your new member login to obtain the member registration rate – an overall savings of $5 and one year of membership.