May 172015

Atka, the Wolf Conservation Center’s Arctic Gray Wolf will be the special guest at The Orange Land Trust's Annual Meeting May 28.

Atka, the Wolf Conservation Center’s Arctic Gray Wolf will be the special guest at The Orange Land Trust’s Annual Meeting May 28.

The Orange Land Trust would like to invite you to its Annual Meeting at High Plains Community Center Thursday, May 28 at 7 p.m.

Following a short business meeting, the Orange Land Trust hosts a visit from Atka, the Wolf Conservation Center’s Arctic Gray Wolf.

The program will include an awe-inspiring, up-close encounter with this important, but misunderstood predator. Guests will learn about the history of wolves in the United States, the importance of wolves in a healthy ecosystem and the efforts to save these magnificent creatures for future generations. 

Through wolves, the WCC teaches the broader message of conservation, ecological balance, and personal responsibility for improved human stewardship of our world.  By providing science-based information, the WCC allows wolves and humans to better coexist in our fragile environment, improves our efforts to successfully restore endangered wolves to their ancestral homes in the wild and offers direct exposure to an elusive predator people might not ever see in the wild.

 Founded in 1999 the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) in South Salem, NY promotes wolf conservation by teaching about wolves, their relationship to the environment and the human role in protecting their future. The WCC accomplishes this mission through onsite and offsite education programs. These programs emphasize wolf biology, the ecological benefits of wolves and other large predators, and the current status of wolf recovery in the United States.

The WCC also participates in the Species Survival Plan (SSP) and Recovery Plan for the critically endangered Mexican gray wolf and the red wolf. For more information about the WCC visit the website at www.nywolf.org or call (914) 763-2373.

For information about The Orange Land Trust, visit our website at www.orangectlandtrust.org

This program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

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