Climbing event for kids, wildlife set for Oct. 11 in Grass Valley |

Climbing event for kids, wildlife set for Oct. 11 in Grass Valley

Vincent Olson "On Belay" at a prior OnCourse Ropes Course: event.
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What: Climbing for Wildlife

Who: Sponsored by Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release

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

When: Sunday afternoon, Oct. 11 from 1 to 5 p.m.

Tickets: Advance tickets $30/$40 at the door - must have reservations.

For Information and reservations contact Beth Decker AT530-320-2566;; the WRR website: ; or" target="_blank">Text"> and

Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release is hosting a family-friendly day of climbing at the OnCourse, Inc. Ropes Course in Grass Valley from 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 11.

This day will include multiple climb and swing opportunities.

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

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

Everyone must have a ticket reservation, which can be made by contacting Decker at 530-320-2566 or

Kids under 18 must be accompanied by a parent.

The Wildlife Ambassadors, including a variety of bats, a Great Horned Owl, an American Kestrel, a Western Screech-Owl, a Barn Owl and snakes will be at the event.

These birds and animals travel to various events and classrooms, capturing the hearts of all who meet them with their natural beauty, calm demeanor and educational messages, according to a press release.

Advance tickets are $30. The day of the event they are $40. 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, the press release states.

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