Willowbrook Welcomes Donations During Busy Spring Season

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Willowbrook Welcomes Donations During Busy Spring Season

(March 23, 2017) — The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn is seeking donations of supplies, food and gift cards to accommodate the influx of wildlife babies it cares for during the spring breeding season.

A complete list of needed items is available on the District’s website. Items can also be donated through the center’s Amazon Wish List. Donations are tax deductible. The Friends of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County also has a number of ways to donate to Willowbrook, including donating for new raptor housing, adopting an animal, sharing the care, buying a commemorative brick.

“Donations of supplies not only help us keep our costs down but also allow staff to focus efforts on caring for wildlife,” said Forest Preserve District of DuPage County President Joe Cantore. “We couldn’t do this important work without help from our donors and volunteers.”

Willowbrook Wildlife Center is the only publicly funded wildlife rehabilitation facility in DuPage County and one of the few in northeastern Illinois equipped to treat native and migratory birds. The center treats more than 9,000 birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians every year.
 
The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has been connecting people to nature for more than 100 years. More than 4 million people visit its 62 forest preserves, 145 miles of trails, five education centers and scores of programs each year. For information, call 630-933-7200 or visit dupageforest.org, where you can also link to the District’s e-newsletter, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.
 
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