We are pleased to announce that Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation and the Chicago Park District have finalized an agreement for a bird rehabilitation center at Northerly Island. Now that the agreement has been fully executed, Flint Creek Wildlife is finalizing plans for its April 1 start up of the new facility.
The opening of this facility marks an important milestone for birds in the Chicago area. Flint Creek Wildlife’s Northerly Island location will be the first bird rehabilitation center located just minutes from the Loop. This convenient downtown location will allow birds to get medical care earlier, thus improving their chances of survival.
Flint Creek Wildlife’s Northerly location will be a satellite location to Flint Creek Wildlife’s primary location in Barrington. This new location will accept injured birds of prey and songbirds. Since Flint Creek Wildlife only accepts animals by appointment, persons with injured birds should contact Flint Creek Wildlife at (847)842-8000.
As many people are aware, the culmination of the agreement comes as the result of hard work by many people. Our thanks goes out to Bob O’Neill of the Grant Conservancy, Robbie Hunsinger of Chicago Bird Collision Monitors, Arnold Randall and his staff at the Chicago Park District and Dawn Keller, Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation’s founder, President and Executive Director.
Watch for future postings about our upcoming fundraising events to support Flint Creek Wildlife’s new Northerly Island location as well as the existing Barrington facility.
If you would like to make a donation to support our work, please either click on the link on our blog, send a check to the address listed on our blog, or click on the link on our home page at www.flintcreekwildlife.org.