To report orphaned, ill or injured wildlife: (250) 337-2021 | 1331 Williams Beach Road Merville, BC

Join The Flight Club!

MARS has launched a new campaign called “The Flight Club” to help us build an essential structure for recovering birds.

Treating an injury is the first step toward recovery but strengthening muscles in order to sustain flight is also a vital part of the process and we desperately need to build a 120′ x 40′ x 24′ flight cage. The structure must be large enough to accommodate eagles, swans, great blue herons and numerous others as they strengthen and condition their bodies in preparation for a return to the wild. We will also be able to divide and compartmentalize the interior to separate some species when some are predators and some are prey. Camouflaged portals will enable visitors to observe & study them without causing any stress.

A donation of $100 or more will make you a member of the Flight Club and you will receive a certificate and virtual wings. The certificate can be in your name or another of your choosing. Just be sure to leave a comment specifying your wishes when you make your donation.


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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