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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Operator of wildlife rehabilitation center up for CNN Heroes award

MARGARETTA TOWNSHIP — The operator of a local wildlife rehabilitation center has made it to the top 25 in a nationally recognized contest, CNN Heroes 2013.

Back to the Wild operator, Mona Rutger, was one of 10,000 nominations recognized by the CNN contest honoring “everyday people changing the world.”

The top 10 nominations will be announced in September and will receive $50,000. The winner will be named on Thanksgiving day, landing $250,000 for their cause.

Read more from Morning Journal Staff Writer Jessica James at Back to the wild; Operator of wildlife rehabilitation center up for CNN Heroes award (with video).

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Anonymous Chelo Iniguez said...

Some of the animals that come to Hawk Creek are not able to be released back into the wild, and instead continue to reside there and serve as “wildlife ambassadors” for public education. As part of Emedco’s Employee Volunteer Program, the company created a total of 25 signs that detail the wildlife species names for these wildlife ambassadors.

June 21, 2013 at 3:44 AM 

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