How You Can Help

Jedi - Merlin Falcon
There are a variety of ways you can support Tamarack’s efforts to rehabilitate injured wildlife and educate the public about the many wonderful creatures with whom we share the planet:

  • Sponsor one of our exciting education birds for just $25 per year.
  • Book an educational program for school-organization.
  • Remember Tamarack in memory of a loved one.
  • Become a member.
  • Make a monetary donation in the amount of your choice—no contribution is too small.
  • Organize a fundraiser and make Tamarack the beneficiary.
  • Collect aluminum cans and donate proceeds to the center.
    Tamarack welcomes the talents and gifts of people in a broad spectrum of ways:
    • Take the First Responders course and be a wildlife dispatcher.
    • Join other volunteers and staff in the weekly care of the education birds and wildlife in treatment.
    • Assist staff in presenting education programs.
    • Offer skills in plumbing or carpentry on special projects.
    In-kind Donations
    Many supplies are still needed:

    • Bleach
    • Liquid laundry detergent for High Efficiency Machines (HE)
    • Water bottles for small mammals
    • 10 gallon tanks/aquariums for small mammals (used is fine),
    • 10 gallon tank screen lids for mammals
    • Duct Tape
    • Mixed Bird Seed
    • Black Oil Sunflower Seed
    • Thistle Seed for finches
    • Wood Pine Shavings for bedding
    • Forever Stamps
    • Old Pillow Cases, Flat Sheets
    • Sterile Saline or Lactated Ringers (up to 2.5 dextrose) IV bags
    • Cardboard Boxes (esp. computer printer size) for temporarily housing birds
    • Vetwrap, Coflex or similar product: 2”, and ½” widths.
    • Frozen archery hunted pure venison to feed hawks, owls and eagles
    • Frozen wild caught fish to feed eagles
    • Laptop Computer and Computer Projector
    • Trail Camera
    • Baby monitor with video screen(allows visiting public to view wildlife without being seen)

      Think outside the box
      Because Tamarack is a unique place, it offers unique ways to help. Here are a few:
      • Live minnows—we often treat birds that require live fish, but these are extremely expensive to purchase. Donated minnows are a huge help.
      • Frozen fish and venison for birds of prey. Do you have a freezer full of last year’s crappie or deer steaks? Give it to Tamarack!

      Call the center for more information on how to make any donation. Phone: 814/763-2574
      Thank you!

      Tamarack Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Center

      Tamarack specializes in the rescue, treatment and release of injured, orphaned and sick wildlife. Additionally,Tamarack provides public education programs and materials on the behavior, feeding habits, and natural habitats of many of Pennsylvania’s species of wildlife.

      The injured, orphaned, and sick wildlife depend entirely upon the donations of generous people like you for their second chance at life. We thank those who have assisted in the lives of each animal who has passed through our doors, as well as those who will help them in the future.

      Tamarack Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3)corporation.