North Wind Portage joined Nuclear Waste Partnership and a number of local oil companies and oil field service companies to participate in the first annual fundraiser for the Desert Willow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Carlsbad, New Mexico. Desert Willow is a not-for-profit organization that accepts sick or injured wildlife of all species for treatment and/or rehabilitation. Their highly skilled staff that include Dr. Sammie Ulrich and many volunteers, provide treatment and rehabilitation for sick or injured wildlife in southeast New Mexico including Chaves, Eddy, Lea, Lincoln and Otero Counties.
The Desert Willow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center has been operating for approximately 10 years on volunteer work and private donations. The center provides veterinary facilities and a comfortable habitat for approximately 600 animals annually. They also provides a variety of educational opportunities for audiences, including school children, interested organizations, and members of the public. They typically bring “wildlife ambassadors”, animals that are not able to be released back to the wild, to inform their presentations. The fundraiser included corporate donations, a silent auction and a live auction of many items donated from local businesses and individuals. CTAC managers Porf Martinez, Monica Stone and Tim Runyon attended the event and are pictured here with one of the mascots.
CTAC – is the CBFO Technical Assistance Contract that supports the DOE Carlsbad Field Office providing quality assurance, mining safety and TRU waste characterization oversight as well as support for training, project management, business, document control and general administrative functions. CTAC is operated by North Wind Portage.