Schedule of Events
· January 15 - First newsletter of the year sent by mail and posted on our blog.
· Second Saturday and Last Wednesday of each month (January through March) wildlife presentations. Call for details.
· February 6 - Gourmet Cheesecake fundraiser at the Clark Fork Methodist Church Fellowship Hall at 1pm.
· February 12 - Great Backyard Bird Count begins. Offer presentation at Sandpoint Library 6 PM.
· March 9 - Spring Spruce Up. Lend a hand and get the facility ready for the wildlife season.
· March 20 - Pizza and a Show at Memorial Community Center in Hope at 1 PM. Fundraiser and awareness event.
· April 9 - Smoked Sausage and Hamburger Fundraiser plus facepainting. 11AM at Monarch Market.
· April 22 - EarthDay. April 23 = Spring Highway Clean up of adopted 3 mile section of highway 200. Meet at 10 AM.
· April 23 - Hotdog, Hamburger and Ice Cream fundraiser at Monarch Market. Begins at 11AM. Facepainting available.
· May 5 - Idaho Gives = one day online fundraiser event.
· May 22 - Pizza and a Show at Memorial Community Center in Hope at 1 PM.
· May 29 - Hotdog, Hamburger, & Ice Cream fundraiser at Monarch Market at 11 AM.
· June 26 - 7B Sunday at Schweitzer.
· July 4 - Clark Fork Independence Day Celebration. Public awareness booth set up and a FIREWOOD raffle. $5 ticket/ 5 for $20.
· July 15 - Second newsletter of the year.
· September 14 - Pints for a Cause (fundraiser) at Idaho Pour Authority
· September 17 - Comedy Night with Kermet Apio at Columbia Bank Building at 6 PM. Tickets $20. Silent Auction afterwards.
· September 24 - Fall Highway Clean up of Scenic Highway 200. Meet at 10 AM at the AHWF facility.
· October - Scarecrow Contest the entire month at Hickey Farms. Entry $10. Prizes to winners.
· October 5 - Sip n Shop at Pend Oreille Winery.
· TBA - Give Thanks Inventory Day at AHWF facility.
· Mid-December - Christmas Craft Show at Bonner Mall.
Medical attention: some years our total was $4,000 per year. Veterinary care: (some of the doctors are able to donate their time; but the cost of supplies remains.
Supplies: Paper towels, Laundry Soap, Dish Soap, Bleach, Q-tips, Bandages, Cloth Towels, Fleece & Flannel material.
Equipment: Precision Scale, Stethoscope, Gloves, Nets, Heat light hoods and bulbs, Hot pads, Incubator, Feed and Water Dishes, Microscope, Reference manuals & professional organization membership, Vari-Kennels, Aquariums, Cages, rakes & shovels, rubber boots. Construction Materials: lumber, plywood, wire, nails, screws, chain link, industrial mesh
Food (varies on the species):
Songbirds - from nestling to release = up to $300
Raptors - from nestling to release = over $300
Waterfowl - from hatchling to release = up to $300
Small Mammals - from pre-weaned to release = up to $500
Large Mammals - currently working with the state to obtain permits. Please contribute to this major expansion.
Shelter: Electricity = $75/month. Currently the lease/rent = $0* ($60,000 will purchase the property upon which the facility resides).
Outreach and Awareness: Phone = $65/month, I-Net = $20/month (dial-up), Webhost/domain = $100/year, Phone Book (Local Pages yellow pages) = $45/month
The importance of returning a wild animal back into its natural habitat = PRICELESS!
80% of wildlife in need of care is due to human activity. Our patients don’t have pockets so please help us help them; donate your time, treasure or talent today.
American Heritage Wildlife Foundation is presently operated by volunteers. There are no paid staff members.
We do not receive federal state or county funding.
Financial support is acquired only because of our community (less than 1% of all available grants provide for general operating expenses).
Over $10,000 annual budget for general operating expenses and wildlife care.
The cost of rehabilitation
Be Creative - there are many ways to help!
IF YOU HAVE FOUND AN ANIMAL IN NEED OF HELP DO NOT EMAIL! PLEASE CALL AND OUR VOLUNTEERS WILL RESPOND THE SAME DAY. IF THE ANIMAL IS SEVERELY INUJRED TAKE IT TO YOUR LOCAL VETERINARY CLINIC THAT TREATS WILD ANIMALS. Do not attempt to rehab the animal yourself...it is illegal & special care is required for long term survival!
Email: ahwf@ sandpoint.net Mail: 59895 Hwy 200 Clark Fork, ID. 83811
501 c 3 IRS nonprofit status received in 2002
Idaho State nonprofit incorporation
Federal Migratory Bird rehabilitation permits from USFWS
Nongame Mammals and Bird rehabilitation permits from IDFG
Membership with National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association and International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council.
Certified Wildlife Habitat certification with the National Wildlife Federation
Membership with Idaho Nonprofit Development Center & Small Nonprofits Organization
Average of 250 phone calls each year
In 2015, over 300
Average of 2,500 hours of labor
In 2015, over 3,500 hours
(between 60 and 70 hours each week during the ‘busy season’ of April through October)
50 wildlife (bird & mammal) cases – each requiring daily care.
•Save your aluminum cans. Have a neighborhood contest to see who can recycle the most - donate the proceeds. Pacific Steel will offer more $ per pound on Earth Day.
For our full and complete photo gallery, please look for us on:
Wildlife Reference Photography