Welcome to the Chester County Wildlife Foundation Website!
My name is Kimberly, the founder of CCWF.
A little about me..
When I turned 30 I asked and was given the opportunity to hold a Golden Eagle, it was amazing. I was in love. When I moved to Florida with my now husband I had many doors open from interning at the Palm Beach Zoo to working there. I was super uncomfortable with public speaking but found when talking about wildlife things came easy and more natural. My co-workers coached and helped me through it all. I then worked at Rare Species Conservancy Foundation with some amazing people who are doing really important conservation work for birds and mammals not just in this country but others as well.
I even got to wrangle a few crocodiles with some really cool guys!
After all of this I found my dream job working as the Education Director at Busch Wildlife Sanctuary in Jupiter Florida. I had the pleasure to travel with many animal ambassadors from possums and skunks to snakes and turtles and some of my favorite birds of prey. I Taught the public things about wildlife they simply didn’t know but wanted to know, while allowing them to interact on a personal level with these animals…it was perfection to me.
It came time to come back home to PA and in doing so I had decided I wanted to continue the same work and that Chester County really needed something too.
So here is the deal…
I am not a rehab facility meaning I do not take in injured animals but am always willing to trouble shoot and help with questions and most important help you get that animal to the correct rehab center. I’ll get more info on our great facilities around here for you all.
What I will be doing is educational programs, I will come to you, with my menagerie of animals. I will have only animals that have come from reliable rehabs and are non releasable. Perhaps they are imprinted, missing a wing, an eye a leg. We don’t know yet what will come through our doors but I am committed to providing a beautiful habitat for them and teaching them to teach. The idea is that 90% of wildlife injuries come from humans so the more we know, the more our wildlife teaches us then… the LESS likely we are to create injuries to them.
We have been approved by the East Nottingham Township in Oxford. We have been working with the PA game commission to make sure we are making all of the right moves on building and codes and such AND we have received some very generous donations to make this all happen!
Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions and thanks so much again for being a part of this page and the awesome progress to come.