Climbing for wildlife set for Oct. 9 |

Climbing for wildlife set for Oct. 9

Tim Corbett belaying Danielle Evans on platform.
Photo by Beth Dekker |


What: Climbing for Wildlife Benefit

Who: Sponsored by Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release

Where: OnCourse Inc, Ropes Course, Grass Valley (6 miles south of the Fairgrounds)

When: Sunday, Oct. 9 from 1– 5 p.m.

Tickets: Advance tickets $30/$35 at the gate

For info and reservations (required): Contact Beth Dekker at 530-320-2566 or;

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Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release will host a family-friendly day of climbing from 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 9 at OnCourse, Inc. Ropes Course in Grass Valley.

The day will include a wildlife presentation at the beginning and then multiple climbs and swing opportunities.

“This is a great experience for kids and adults of all ages, climbing 20-80 feet and swinging from ponderosa pines and learning about local wildlife. As a benefit for WR&R, all ticket proceeds will go to support the rehabilitation and release of our native wildlife,” said OnCourse Inc. Lead Facilitator and Trainer, and WR&R volunteer Beth Dekker.

“Last year, lots of local families, Beale AFB members and two groups came and celebrated their kids’ birthdays during the event,” Dekker added.“This is a wonderful opportunity to experience both the mental and physical challenges of a ropes course in a friendly environment. Plus it is one of the most fun things to do on a Sunday afternoon.”

Ticket reservations are required. For tickets, contact Dekker at 530-320-2566 or Kids under 18 must accompanied by an adult.

The Wildlife Ambassadors who will be present for the event include a variety of bats, an American Crow, a Western Screech-Owl, a Barn Owl and snakes. These animals travel to various events and classrooms, capturing the hearts of all who meet them with their natural beauty, calm demeanor and educational messages.

Advance tickets for climbers are $30 or $35 the day of the event.

Tickets also include a carabiner keychain and a drawing ticket for a chance to win prizes.

All money raised at this event provides for the needs of orphaned and injured native wildlife and their release back into the wild.

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