Visitor Centre Temporary Closure

Visitor Centre Temporary Closure

MARS has made the difficult but necessary decision to close our gift shop and suspend outdoor tours for at least the next couple of weeks. We are erring on the side of caution after news of Covid 19 continuing to spread in B.C. We do not want to put any of our...
VIDEO: Life on MARS–Pileated Patients

VIDEO: Life on MARS–Pileated Patients

MARS received and cared for two injured Pileated Woodpeckers in June, 2020. They are beautiful birds with fascinating adaptations. Pileated Woodpeckers are a keystone species, meaning other wildlife depend on them. The nest holes they make and use only one year become...
SECOND JOB OPPORTUNITY AT MARS

SECOND JOB OPPORTUNITY AT MARS

Title: Wildlife Education AssistantType: Full-time, temporary (May-September)Schedule: Thursdays through Mondays, 8 hours/dayNumber of positions available: 4Compensation: $15/hourClosing: Open until filledMARS Wildlife Rescue Centre is a busy wildlife rehabilitation...
NEW JOB OPPORTUNITY AT MARS

NEW JOB OPPORTUNITY AT MARS

​ JOB POSTING: Title: Wildlife Rehabilitation AssistantType: Full-time, temporary (May-September)Number of positions available: 3Compensation: $15/hourClosing: Open until filledMARS Wildlife Rescue Centre is a busy wildlife rehabilitation and education facility...
Important Press Release from MARS

Important Press Release from MARS

There are at least three times a year (Canada Day, Halloween and New Year’s Eve) where we have accepted a practice of setting off fireworks as a form of celebration and entertainment. As with other practices such as the use of DDT and other contaminants, we’ve learned...
NEW JOB OPPORTUNITY AT MARS

Student Wildlife Rehabilitation Volunteers Wanted

MARS is looking for student wildlife rehabilitation volunteers to join our team! These positions are on a rotating basis throughout the year, and we welcome students from all over the world. Positions typically range from 4-16 weeks in length, depending on space...

Early morning planning by the animal caregivers

The caregiver crew starts each morning with the white board. This board lists all of the patients in care, their diets, frequency of feedings,  medications and/or other treatment required. It is often a little daunting when the patient load is as high as it is this...

Campbell River Rotary building MEWS

They’re back! A crew from Campbell River Daybreak Rotary arrived today to construct the Sawyer MEWS building. Western Forest Products funded the materials, and Daybreak Rotary stepped up to build it.   The crew included Rory Evans, Urban Patrick, Barry Peters...