Who cares for injured wildlife?

August 11, 2010

A look at the dedicated volunteers at Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge

Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge (ECWR) is the facility to call if you discover injured wildlife. For more than 15 years, the ECWR has cared for a variety of wildlife – from stranded dolphins to injured eagles, to orphaned foxes.

Patrick Gault with a barred owl.

Supported mostly through the donations of local residents and businesses, the ECWR is also involved in education, conservation and rehabilitation of natural fauna.

The ECWR is located on Okaloosa Island at 105 Santa Rosa Blvd
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548. To contact ECWR, call 850.650.1880, or visit their website at www.ecwildliferefuge.com

I took a visit over to the refuge and met with Patrick Gault, the assistant director of the refuge. Gault and two volunteers, Lisa Werenskjold and Paul Brachcolmb showed me some of the residents and guests at the refuge.

Here is a video of some of the residents at ECWR: