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April 3, 2014
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Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release seeks volunteers

Spring is upon us, and that means wildlife baby season. Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release is holding training classes for anyone who is interested in helping wildlife

The following trainings will be take place at the Intake Center, 799 Maltman Drive (across from Taco Bell), in Grass Valley.

The first training is for songbirds. Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release gets hundreds of songbirds in every year, and the need for volunteers is great. It will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, with a lunch break until 1 p.m. Bring a bag lunch.

Immediately following, from 1-3 p.m., will be an advanced rehabbers roundtable.

The next training will be the Raptor Team training from 1-4 p.m. on April 12. If you are interested in working with magnificent birds of prey, this is the team for you. RSVP by April 10 to Kim Franza, 530-559-3775, or

Next is the Intake Center Volunteer training. If you want to help wildlife, but aren’t sure where to begin, this is the training to take.

This is the best stepping-off point for new volunteers.

This training will be held at the Intake Center from 10 a.m. to noon on April 19. RSVP by April 17 to Kathleen Willis, 530-470-0565, or

Last, but not least, hosted at the Intake Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 10, is the Bat Team training. If you want to help these very beneficial and fascinating mammals, RSVP by May 8 to Corky Quirk, 530-902-1918, or

There are also some additional trainings that will be held on an individual basis. If you are interested in working with waterbirds, such as egrets, night herons, etc, contact Linda Adams at 530-386-1742.

If you would like to help fawns, that training will be done by Diane Nicholas of Kindred Spirits Fawn Rescue, 530-889-5822, or go to Small mammal team training will be available through Gold Country Wildlife Rescue in Auburn. Visit their website at

Visit Wildlife Rehabilitation & Release’s website at "> to print out a training schedule, and to see other ways in which you can donate or help wildlife.

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The Union Updated Apr 4, 2014 08:50AM Published Apr 4, 2014 08:56AM Copyright 2014 The Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.