Harvesters: Help PROWLS Feed Orphaned & Injured Birds
UFAWU-Unifor is pleased to announce it has connected with fellow non-profit organization PROWLS to help facilitate the use of fishery waste products to feed orphaned and injured wildlife.
What is PROWLS?
The Powell River Orphaned and Injured Wildlife Society (PROWLS) is a non-profit organization of volunteers committed to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of wild animals. They work to locally rehabilitate and release hundreds of injured wild animals each year.
They cover many areas including Saltery Bay, Bliss Landing, the backcountry of Khartoum Lake, the surrounding islands of Texada, Savary, the Redondas, Cortez, Lasqueti and Nelson, and the Lower Sunshine Coast.
PROWLS also works to educate their community on the protection of local biodiversity.
PROWLS is the only emergency wildlife medical response in the Sunshine Coast region — providing an essential service to orphaned and injured wildlife in their area.
How can fishermen help PROWLS in their mission?
PROWLS rescues and rehabilitates many orphaned and injured birds — but feeding these birds requires a lot of resources and food can be expensive.
Fishermen can help by redirecting their waste to PROWLS to be used as bird food.
This waste could include fish offal or freezer burnt/expired seafood.
These items may be brought to PROWLS any time they are open.
PROWLS volunteers will also travel to pick up these items. Contact PROWLS to inquire about pick up.
How can others help PROWLS?
Non-fishermen with freezer burnt/expired seafood can also help to supply rescue birds with food.
PROWLS is also volunteer-run, so those interested in getting involved can contact PROWLS for more information.
The organization can also be supported through membership and donations.