Conservation & Convalescence
The Conservancy brought a bit of riparian life to the residents of Alderson Convalescent Hospital in Woodland recently.
Last Wednesday, July 28th, Felica Wang, Biologist and Nancy Ullrey, Executive Director, visited Alderson’s to give a presentation about riparian mammals to residents of the hospital. The visit was organized by Kyle Yoshikawa, Alderson’s activity coordinator.
The presentation was interactive and focused on the pelt collection held by the Conservancy. Felicia engaged the audience by asking questions and sharing interesting facts about the animals.
Audience members were encouraged to touch the pelts and several shared memories from their childhood of encounters with some of the animals. The animal pelts displayed were the beaver, deer, river otter, skunk, raccoon, bobcat, and coyote.
The Conservancy offers these free presentations to senior facilities as a community service. Funds used to provide the presentations come from the “Gravel Fee” which is money provided by the aggregate companies CEMEX, Granite, Teichert, and Vulcan Materials to the Conservancy.