To report orphaned, ill or injured wildlife: (250) 337-2021 | 1331 Williams Beach Road Merville, BC
MARS Annual Garage Sale is postponed for now due to COVID 19.

MARS Annual Garage Sale is postponed for now due to COVID 19.

Mark this date and time on your calendar.
Saturday, April 25th, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the
Merville Hall on the corner of Fenwick Rd, and Highway
19a.
For all you “garage sailors” and everyone who is looking for a deal,
our garage sale has something for everyone. Look no further.
Ambassador birds will be on site. Hot dogs and drinks by donation
and yummy baked goods. Bring the kids and make it a family outing.
If you have any items to donate please call Lynda at 250-331-2627
for drop off info.

MARS Visitor Centre is Closed

MARS Visitor Centre is Closed

UPDATE from MARS Board of Directors:

MARS’ Visitor Centre is now closed in response to the COVID – 19 (Corona Virus) pandemic. We will continue to monitor recommendations from our local health authorities and look forward to reopening to the public when it is safe to do so.

The MARS wildlife hospital remains open; staff and volunteers will be here every day to take care of the animals.

At this time of the year MARS’ volunteers would normally be out in the community raising money for the upcoming “baby” season, e.g. selling raffle tickets, garage sales, special events, etc. to care for fawns, baby birds and baby mammals. Our fundraising activities are now severely limited and we will no longer have revenue from the visitor centre. We understand that this is a difficult time for everyone but any financial support you can spare to maintain our wildlife rescue and rehabilitation program would be very much appreciated.

Please take care of yourselves and stay well.

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NEW JOB OPPORTUNITY AT MARS

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Integral Step in the Rehabilitation Program

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Thanks to a very generous MARS supporter, we have received the rest of the funds needed to complete the Flight Cage. This is an essential step in the rehabbing of raptors and other large birds who require quite a significant area to strengthen and condition before being released. With huge wing spans, they need plenty of room to practice flying and maintaining flight before they are strong enough to go back to the wild. In the past we have had to transport these birds down Island to a facility with an appropriately sized cage. This is quite traumatic for the recovering patients and causes added stress to the already stressful situation of being in captivity. Now we will be able to see these birds through the complete rehabilitation process. The flight cage is due to be completed by mid January by BP2 Construction.

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UPDATE from MARS Board of Directors

MARS’ Visitor Centre is now closed in response to the COVID-19 (Corona Virus) pandemic. We will continue to monitor recommendations from our local health authorities and look forward to reopening to the public when it is safe to do so.

The MARS wildlife hospital remains open; staff and volunteers will be here every day to take care of the animals. 

At this time of the year MARS’ volunteers would normally be out in the community raising money for the upcoming “baby” season, e.g. selling raffle tickets, garage sales, special events, etc. to care for fawns, baby birds and baby mammals. Our fundraising activities are now severely limited and we will no longer have revenue from the visitor centre. We understand that this is a difficult time for everyone but any financial support you can spare to maintain our wildlife rescue and rehabilitation program would be very much appreciated. Click here to make a donation >>

Please take care of yourselves and stay well.

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