Wisconsin Wildlife Rehabilitator's Association

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Dedicated to promoting communication, education, and professionalism in
 the field of wildlife rehabilitation.

What is WWRA?

The Wisconsin Wildlife Rehabilitator's Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping Wisconsin's wildlife by promoting communication, education, and professionalism in the field of wildlife rehabilitation.

Through our member newsletter, seminars, and symposia we seek to:
 - Preserve Wisconsin's Wildlife.
 - Facilitate networking among wildlife rehabilitators.
 - Promote professionalism and ethical excellence in the practice of wildlife rehabilitation.
 - Foster an understanding of, and support for wildlife rehabilitation among wildlife management agencies, the veterinary community and the general public.

Membership benefits

 *WWRA Newsletter – packed full of wildlife news, important issues, wildlife care methods, and wildlife conference announcements.


*WWRA Directory – a valuable listing of wildlife rehabilitators and others interested in Wisconsin wildlife.


*Discounts – Receive discounts on WWRA conferences and seminars.


*WWRA Board – contact the experienced wildlife rehabilitators on the WWRA Board of directors for rehabilitation advice or referral.

Click here to download a membership application.

Click below to renew or join WWRA.
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WWRA Conference
February 22, 2020
Horicon Marsh
Education &
N7725 Hwy 28
Horicon WI

Conference Brochure

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Conference fee for members with paid 2020 dues $5.00
Conference fee for
non-members $25.00

WWRA Conference Registration Fees

Horicon Marsh, WI has been formally recognized as a Wetland of International Importance by the Ramsar Convention of the United Nations. This renowned marsh is home to the Horicon Marsh Education & Visitor Center.

The Wildlife Education Program has been conducted at the marsh since the mid-1980’s. This program focuses on the abundant wildlife resources of the marsh, their ecology and applied management. Public naturalist programs, special events and school education programs aim to connect people with wildlife and their environment by providing outdoor education programs.

In 1992, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) purchased the former Flyway Clinic, a 16,000 square foot building located along Hwy 28, with the intent of developing this as an education center. The building had been abandoned and only the upper floor had actually been developed. This served as the DNR’s Service Center, or staff office, in the Horicon Marsh area and tentative plans were drawn up to expand this to also serve as an education facility.

A non-profit Friends Group was established in 1994 as a fund raising organization to support this cause. The organization has provided countless hours of volunteer assistance to the education program. Following a long campaign, sufficient funds were raised to allow hiring of an architect to develop the final construction plans. In the end, the Friends of Horicon Marsh Education & Visitor Center reached its goal of raising $1.9 million towards construction of the Center. The State of Wisconsin matched this through the Building Commission and additional funds were provided to DNR to renovate the office area to house its staff, creating a $4.8 million project. After 18 months of construction the new Education Center was completed in late March 2009.

The Education & Visitor Center brings a modern design and provides for enhanced visitor services. The lobby of the building features a spectacular Marsh Viewing Area, a Children’s Discovery area that provide seasonally changing hands-on activities for children to explore various facets of nature, a front desk providing visitor information, and gift shop which has a range of items for visitors to enhance and remember their experience at Horicon Marsh.

In August 2015 the new Explorium opened in the lower level of the Education and Visitor Center. Visitors will get a glimpse of life at Horicon Marsh thousands of years before European settlement and witness how the current wetland came to be. The experience is narrated by a Clovis point arrowhead, that keeps visitors company throughout the journey as they view, listen to, touch, and even smell exhibits that document the changes to the marsh over time. Videos and interactive displays greet guests at every turn, encouraging audiences of any age to learn more about the history and ecology of Horicon Marsh.

All of these amenities serve to enhance the visitor experience at Horicon Marsh. The center will allow this to be done in a great setting, and at any time of year for visitors from all corners of the world.

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