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DDWS meets WoW challenge

By Staff | Jan 15, 2020

PHOTO PROVIDED An illustration of the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge’s Wildlife on Wheels trailer. The DDWS now is looking to acquire a new or used, heavy-duty pick-up truck to pull the mobile unit.

The “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge recently announced that, thanks to the generosity of its membership, it was able to meet the anonymous $50,000 dollar-for-dollar challenge grant for the Wildlife on Wheels outreach mobile unit by the end-of-year deadline. It extended a “Ding” thank you to all of its conservation education-minded donors. To bring the project to completion by the March goal – in time to be part of the 75th anniversary celebration – the DDWS now needs to raise an additional $45,000 to $85,000 to purchase a heavy-duty truck to pull the WoW unit. It is seeking a truck donation or monetary donations and pledges. For more information, contact Sierra Hoisington at 239-472-1100 ext. 4 or visit www.classy.org/campaign/wildlife-on-wheels-wow/c254340.