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Walnut Creek Preserve Speaker Series: Simple Ways to Mutually Co-Exist with Wildlife in our Own Backyards

February 17 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Date: February 17, 2024

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Location: Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center at Walnut Creek Preserve

Speaker: Winslow Umberger of Appalachian Wildlife Refuge

Appalachian Wild provides injured and orphaned wild animals a place to go for care and treatment to give them a second chance at life in the wild. Join us to learn about Appalachian Wildlife Refuge‘s mission, its origin story, and the broad range of animals species it serves in our region.  This presentation is filled with images and videos of animals that are rescued, rehabilitated, and released each year. The presentation will conclude with information about how the hotline works and suggestions about what you can do in your own backyard to help wildlife.

Winslow Umberger, like the nonprofit she represents, shares the values of Appalachian Wildlife Refuge. Her move from her native home of Coral Gables, Florida to Biltmore Lake in 2008 found her surrounded by forests filled with wildlife — wildlife that was becoming increasingly threatened as development increased.  Learning of Appalachian Wild’s work to provide a wildlife emergency facility for the community, Winslow felt her skillset as a public relations and marketing professional could be of use.  She soon found herself writing a monthly “Wild Truth” column for The Laurel of Asheville as well as making presentations and hosting tabling events in the community.  A six-year Board member, Winslow takes her role as an ambassador for Appalachian Wildlife Refuge seriously, acting as a voice not only for the organization but for the wildlife it serves.

The Walnut Creek Preserve Speaker Series programs are made possible thanks to our partnership with the Preserve.

*Walnut Creek Preserve is private property and guests are only allowed on the property by invitation (a planned event or scheduled group).  Thank you.

Contact Pam Torlina, [email protected], with questions or for more information.


February 17
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center at Walnut Creek Preserve
179 Wood Thrush Lane
Mill Spring, NC 28756 United States
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