1. Wildlife Education Event
    A community educational event is being held at the Grand Island Nike Base Community Center on the evening of October 6 to provide information on wildlife, their behaviors, and what you can do to understand and prevent human-animal conflicts. The event will be from 6:00PM to 8:00PM on October 6 at the Nike Base located at 3278 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island, NY 14072. With increasing land development brings changes in wildlife habitats and behaviors and a potential increase of wildlife in our yards and our neighborhoods. As wild animals are typically afraid of people and create their homes, find their food, and raise their families in the fields, woods and streams next to our homes, changes in their natural environment can bring them closer to people and increase the potential for negative interactions. Come speak to wildlife educators on these topics and receive information and guidance to help understand our wildlife neighbors and find solutions to alleviate potential conflicts that may be experienced in the community. At 7:00PM, there will be a special presentation on “Wildlife in Your Community” by renowned fox and coyote expert Elise Able, veteran Wildlife Control Operator and Wildlife Rehabilitator. Elise is the President and Founder of Fox Wood Wildlife, Inc. a not-for-profit wildlife center and sanctuary in East Concord, NY. She has over twenty years of experience working with wildlife and has created and implemented public education and wildlife control programs for organizations and municipalities. The event is co-sponsored by Animal Advocates of Western New York and the Grand Island Citizen Coalition for Wildlife and Environment. The coalition is a new citizens group formed to educate, increase awareness, and advocate for topics relating to the wildlife and the environment. Animal Advocates of Western New York (AAWNY) was founded in 1985 and is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to the elimination of animal exploitation and abuse. AAWNY is an all-volunteer educational organization with a primary goal to enlighten the public about animal injustices and to promote greater understanding and compassion to all animals.
    Wildlife Education Event