SWRR Coming Events

Current Status of the Center
For hours, staffing and directions to the Center see our About Us web page.

Facility Cleanup Work Party
Dates: March, TBD
Time: TBD
Location: SWRR Center
The Cleanup Work Party takes place annually in March just before the Open House event to prepare the facilities for visitors. Please join us and help with this effort. There is always a lot of cleaning and straightening to be done before the Open House event.

Remember all the chores that were done to close down the center in the fall? Now we have to do them to open in the spring! Weather permitting, outside work will happen along with preparing the inside for a busy 2018 season. We have a few rakes and tools but would appreciate you bringing your own, if possible. Come and reconnect with your fellow rehabbers and have a few fun hours of work on Saturday and Sunday. Hope to see you all there.

Annual Open House, Facility Tours and Baby Bird Shower
This event is held on the first Saturday in April every year. For more information on this event please see our Open House web page. This is a great time to bring your children, family members and friends to see what we do and meet some of our animals. For those considering volunteering for SWRR this is a great opportunity to talk to our staff, meet our animals and see our facilities.

New Volunteer Orientation and Training Classes
These classes are held annually in April and are mandatory for all new volunteers. Returning volunteers may enroll also. See our Classes and Education web page for the class schedule and also see our Volunteer Opportunities web page for additional information.

Coleman Fish Hatchery Annual “Return of the Salmon” Festival
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Date: 3rd Saturday in October
Shasta Wildlife maintains a booth at the Salmon Festival every year. Our volunteers will be available to answer your questions. For more information see the Coleman Fish Hatchery website.

Biennial Meeting and Program
Date: Tentatively scheduled in February, 2019
Time: TBD
Sponsor: McConnell Foundation
Location: McConnell Foundation Lema Ranch
Members and volunteers are invited to attend our Biennial Gathering (held every two years). Meet our Board of Directors. Learn more about our volunteers and what we do. Hear rescue stories and learn about our history.

Virtual Yard Sale
Join our Virtual Yard Sale. Click here or on the image for the flyer (jpg file, 963 kB).

Classes and Education
Check our Classes and Education web page for upcoming training and conferences.

Past Events
To see past events that SWRR volunteers have participated in see our Past Events web page.

Ed Animals Presentations

Please see our Ed Animals web page for additional information about our presentations and our animals. To see past events that the Ed Animals team presented last year, see our Past Events web page. Currently the presentations have not yet been scheduled for this year. Check back here later for schedule updates.

Monthly Meetings

Board Meeting
Board meetings are usually held on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm. Meetings are held monthly at the KIXE station on North Market Street in Redding. In December there is a special closed session meeting. All meetings are by invitation only for non-board members.

Animal Care Committee (ACC) Meeting
Note: new location in 2018
ACC meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of each month at the Anderson City Hall, 1887 Howard St., Anderson, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. For a Google Map to the ACC meeting click here.

All volunteers should plan to attend the meetings as many topics of importance are discussed. Also, we conduct training sessions in wildlife care and presentations by experts in various wildlife related disciplines. There normally are no ACC meetings in September, November, December and January.

An educational presentation at a recent ACC meeting.
Wildlife biologist Frank Muegge explains the differences in duck species.

Wildlife and Nature Festivals

Wildlife and Nature Festivals in our region:

Birding & Blues Festival - Pacific City, OR

Endangered Species Faire - Chico, CA

Godwit Days - Arcata, CA

Heron Festival - Clear Lake, CA

International Migratory Bird Day and Environment for the Americas

John Scharff Migratory Bird Festival - Harney Bain, OR

Monterey Bay Birding Festival

Snow Goose Festival - Chico

Tualatin River Bird Festival - Sherwood, OR

Wings Of The Warners - Modoc Migratory Bird Festival

Winter Wings Festival - Klamath Basin

Wood Pecker Festival - Sisters, OR

Websites That List Wildlife and Nature Events:

Bird Festivals in Alaska

Bird Watchers Digest Festival Finder

Birding Festivals - American Birding Association

Birding Festivals and Events in Klamath Basin

Birding Festivals and Events in the National Wildlife Refuge System

California & Beyond Wildlife Festival Calendar

California Nature Festivals

CAMacDonald Local Events

CCWR Activities & Events

Explorer's Map of Festivals
2018 - Shasta Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation, Inc. (SWRR)
PO Box 1173 Anderson, CA 96007-1173
530 365-WILD (365-9453)

- Header photo by Jeff Carson -