Symposium 2016

The 2016 Symposium will be held at the Doubletree Hotel by Hilton in downtown Fresno, CA, with sessions scheduled for October 22 – 24. Festivities begin Friday, October 21, with a reception, registration and opening of the Marketplace.‘The Changing Climate of Wildlife Rehabilitation’

Fresno Doubletree by Hilton

Doubletree by Hilton, Fresno, CA

First Annual MacGyver Award

Closed for 2016

CCWR is aware that there are many ‘MacGyvers’ out there. Those old enough to remember, MacGyver as a special agent who made complicated devices with just his Swiss army knife and rehabilitators are every bit as inventive. Necessity may be the mother of invention but even truer is lack of funding! It is time to share and award all of our MacGyvers in the wildlife rehabilitation world. If you have found a way to use common objects to make life better for your animals, or know someone who has, please share with us. Splints out of paper clips or cottage cheese containers, feeders, perches, enrichment items—we want to see!

Submit your original gadget designs or nominate a clever inventor. The winner of the MacGyver award will end up in the CCWR Hall of Fame and receive a beautiful award. (Submission Form)


Symposium Scholarships Available

Scholarship applications closed for 2016

CCWR is pleased to announce it will be able to grant three scholarships to applicants. These scholarships have been made possible from the Wm. Jessen Memorial Fund, the McDunn Family trust, and from donations to CCWR directly. The application process is now open. To apply for a scholarship, please download the Application Form, fill it out in its entirety and mail to the address listed on the form. It must be postmarked by August 22, 2016. Applicants will be notified by September 1, 2016.


Second Annual Wild Guardian Award

Wild Guardian Award closed for 2016

lafaberWildGuardianAwardWhile 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. To nominate, please fill out the form and follow the instructions. Entries must be received by September 1, 2016 and the winners will be honored at the CCWR 2016 Symposium held in October 2016.