News for Friends of Wildlife Rehabilitators
Help Friends of Wildlife Get Organized: Join a Committee!
Friends of Wildlife board recently created a number of committees to
help it better manage the organization and increase member involvement.
The following is a list of current committees:
- Membership Committee (volunteers, placement, statistics)
- Education Committee (annual workshops, educational programs for the public)
- Ethics and Standards Committee (volunteer standards, DNR regulations)
- Media Committee (newsletter, Web site, publicity materials)
- Nominating Committee (seeks candidates for the board)
- Correspondence Committee (donation thank-you letters, general inquiries)
- Fund-Raising Committee (fund-raising events and sales, donation drives)
- Budget Committee (financial management)
If you can volunteer your time and talents to any of these committees, please email us at friendsofwildlifeMI@gmail.com.
Notice posted March 2004.
Free Resource! Minimum Standards for Wildlife Rehabilitation,
The Michigan DNR is using the recommendations given in the NWRA/IWRC
joint publication Minimum Standards for Wildlife Rehabilitation,
3rd Edition as guidelines for the housing and care of wildlife
while in the possession of a rehabilitator. This publication is
available from the NWRA Web site both for purchase and as a free
downloadable PDF file. Visit NWRA
Free Resources to access this document and other free documents
Notice posted November 2003.
Changes in Michigan DNR Wildlife Rehabilitation Permit Regulations
In June 2003 the DNR approved new regulations for the issuing
of wildlife rehabilitation permits. The new regulations are available
under the heading "Rehabilitation Permit Regulations"
on the Hunting,
Wildlife, & Habitat publications section of the DNR Web site.
The link on the publications page opens a pdf version of the
regulations. Here is a direct link to the pdf file: Rehabilitation
All Friends of Wildlife rehabilitators should read these new
regulations. Rehabilitators with questions relating to the DNR
policy changes are encouraged to contact their species coordinators,
email us at friendsofwildlifeMI@gmail.com, or
the DNR directly (see their Web site for contact information).
Notice posted July 2003.
FOW Board Recommends West Nile Virus Precautions
The Friends of Wildlife board strongly recommends that rehabilitators
place mosquito netting around all outdoor animal enclosures as
a precaution against the spread of West Nile Virus. Please contact
your species coordinator immediately if you suspect that an animal
under your care has contracted this virus.
This notice appeared in the Spring 2003 newsletter.
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