So much thanks for so much help!

We are deeply grateful to all those who have helped the critters in so many ways! Every single contribution adds up to make a huge difference! Thank you to everyone who supports our efforts, follows us online, has signed up to our mailing list, has purchased a copy of Healer of Angels, has brought in an critter, has brought or bought food for critters, has left nice feedback, has “liked” our videos or posts, has selected SWF as their charity at Amazon Smile…it all matters and all makes a difference! THANK YOU ALL!!!

Unbox & Bedtime for Wildlife Ambassadors

Envelopes, Boxes, Dog Toys & Eagles!

So Much Help for the Critters! Share the Love & Unboxing

Mini Unboxing, MEGA Thanks!

A message from Martin & Susan

We want to send a BIG THANK YOU to our many donors who believe in us and support us financially, physically and emotionally. Many of you have been supportive of the work we do long before the Southwest Wildlife Foundation became a 501 C 3 non-profit on September 29, 1997.

In the past twenty years your support has helped us provide more than 2,000 wildlife and environmental educational outreach programs to schools, scout groups and community events reaching more than 800,000 people; care for over 1,600 sick, injured and orphaned wildlife, releasing more than 950 back to the wild, giving them a second chance at life and freedom.

Martin has been rescuing and caring for wild critters now for over 50 years. He began with his first owl rescue when he was 12 years old, so the numbers are actually much higher. We want to thank all of you for helping rescue us when things got rough, giving us the support we need to continue this important work of rehabilitating injured wildlife and returning them to the wild.

Education is the real key. Teaching the younger
generation to be more respectful of our wildlife and the environment that we share. There is so much to learn and understand about nature and how we can live together in harmony. With the help of our volunteers we are doing our best to share our message with the world.

Thanks, we appreciate all of you so much!

Martin & Susan Tyner,
Founders Southwest Wildlife Foundation of Utah

So much THANKS & 4 New Tires!

Birthday Thank You From Martin

Gifts Year Round! | Unboxing | Amazon Wishlist

Wonderful Boxes | Unboxing | Amazon Wishlist

So much THANKS & 4 New Tires!

Endless thank yous!

Martin and Susan were happy and grateful to open up more boxes full of helpful items to care for the critters! Many boxes contained items from our Amazon Wishlist and many contained upgrades for our YouTube Videos!

We also received two big boxes from Rodent Pro full of large rats donated to SWF!

The Founders’ Birthdays Fundraiser in honor of Susan and Martin’s birthdays in December has already received over one thousand dollars in donations. Well over the amount needed for four new tires on the foundation Subaru Forester. This allowed Martin to replace the old ones just before the winter weather hit and make travel safer for he and the critters!

We are deeply amazed, awed and grateful for all the kind comments, all the interest in the critters and all the support for the critters from so many people all around the globe!

If you would like to help out, please visit our Get Involved page!

Thank you!

Sending out big thanks!

Thanks to the Braun Family (Tyler, Sarah, Haven & Serenity) who purchased new 4×4 posts and reinstalled the welcome sign along the Coal Creek walking path, originally made as a Boy Scout Eagle Project.

Thanks to Shane Christensen for spreading gravel around the rehabilitation facilities, parking area, repairing the broken bridge, and providing maintenance and repairs around the Information Destination restrooms and picnic area at the Cedar Canyon Nature Park.

Thanks to Ben Herring of and his crew as they work after hours to bring together the two halves of a 20’ x 40’ modular office building which will serve as our first phase visitor’s center for the Cedar Canyon Nature Park.

We need many more volunteers as we continue to develop the Cedar Canyon Nature Park and remodel our first phase visitor’s center. If you would like to volunteer your time and talent please email info@gowildlife.org or give us a call at 435-586-4693. We are looking for eager people with a variety of skills to help us.

We want to extend our thanks to Nicole Shafer, Alyson Tarrant and Dr. Jacqualine Grant for volunteering their time as board members and helping to make so much progress possible in the development of the Cedar Canyon Nature Park these past few years.

Thank you Dr. Jacqualine Grant for providing such an interesting and informative lecture before the music began on Friday August 31 about Monarch butterflies, pollinators and the plants they need to survive and help our environment. Her knowledge and passion made for a great presentation and got us all excited to help the environment, each in our own way.

Thank you Tom Bennett, singer, songwriter & one man band to who provided a delightful evening of original music at our 3rd Campfire Concert in the Canyon on August 31. Jennifer Alger, Patrick Shannon and Susan Tyner for setup and cleanup for these programs and the Youth Volunteer Corp (YVC) for offering free face painting to the youth that attended the concert.

Upcoming Events

Our sincere appreciation goes out to Kenny Russel, Paul “Pablo” Schwartz and Tom Bennett; singers and songwriters that provided their time and talent to entertain us at our first three campfire concerts this year.

For those that have missed out any of these great opportunities, join us for our last Campfire Concert of the 2018 season on Friday, September 28th. Meet two of our newest Wildlife Ambassadors as Martin Tyner introduces Piper and Belle at 7 PM and enjoy Mountaintop Sound’s duo, Steven Swift and April McPherson as they entertain us with their Roots Blues style music at 7:30 PM

Unboxing and Many, Many Thanks!

Amazon Wishlist Unboxing

Yet again we were inundated by so many kind gifts from our Amazon Wishlist! We are very grateful to all of you who have donated items to help the critters! Added thanks to all of you who also have chosen SWF as your charity at Amazon Smile!

Rehabilitation Flight Chamber – Weathering Yard

We want to thank Simeon Amankwa from Boy Scout Troup 345 for building this flight chamber – weathering yard as part of an upgrade for the Southwest Wildlife Foundation rehabilitation facilities in Enoch. On July 21 & July 28 Simeon worked alongside 18 other scouts, church and community members who came together to help with this Eagle Scout Project.

We want to recognize and thank Sunroc Corporation for their donation of lumber and hardware for this project and also recognize and thank C-A-L Ranch Store for their donation of chicken wire and hardware for this project. Moms and sisters provided lunch for the volunteers and with teamwork this project was completed with just 2 days hard work.

Thank you so much.

Cedar Canyon Nature Park Trail Maintenance

We want to thank Boy Scouts and their leaders from the Cedar West Stake for pulling weeds along our trail between our two parking areas on July 21.

Thank you for your service! We appreciate you.

Video editing, YouTube Posts and Social Media Updates

We want to thank DG, our Volunteer Webgeek for all of her hard work to bring you updates on our wildlife rehabilitation and to promote educational awareness about wildlife and the environment we share with them. She understands the value of education which over time, will save more lives than all of our rehabilitation efforts.

Thank you DG, for editing our videos and sharing them with the world to benefit the critters. We truly appreciate your dedication and service.

Birthday Fundraiser

We want to send a BIG THANK YOU to Frances Keller who recently created a Fundraiser for the Southwest Wildlife Foundation on Facebook in Honor of Her Birthday Celebration. She not only raised $130 in contributions on Facebook, she also sent us a personal check for $130 to match her contributor’s funds dollar for dollar and sent her heartfelt thanks.

We and all of the Wild Critters in Southern Utah would like to send Frances Keller our most sincere Happy Birthday Wish and to let her know that we are extremely grateful for her kindness.

We Celebrate Findlay Subaru

St. George Findlay Subaru Grand-Opening of their new showroom is Friday July 27th at 10 AM!
We would like to invite everyone in southern Utah to come to the grand opening and show your support to Findlay St. George Dealership we love and who has been so good to us!

We thrilled to announce that the Southwest Wildlife Foundation has again been named as local charity by Findlay Subaru for the Subaru Share the Love Event!

Thank you to Findlay Subaru of St. George for so many years of helping us help critter!

Volunteers and Rattlesnakes!

Martin provided a free bird of prey program for the Chrysalis group this week and their way of saying thank you was to volunteer their time and service for the Southwest Wildlife Foundation.





Now it’s our turn to thank the 21 volunteers from Chrysalis who spent 2 hours working hard to make the Cedar Canyon Nature Park a beautiful place for the rest of us to enjoy. After pulling all the weeds around our parking pad and trail head they pulled weeds around the restrooms and our campfire program area. They also spread more wood chips around our picnic benches, swept the sidewalk and bridge and moved several heavy pieces of sheetrock from our utility room behind the restrooms to a storage shed on the north side of the creek.




P.S.

We were excited that we had a new tenant in one of our rehab sheds today at the Cedar Canyon Nature Park. It was a beautiful three foot long great basin rattlesnake. Rattlesnakes are reasonably common here in southern Utah. In the process of getting our volunteers started on their service project Susan instructed them to be very careful and watch where you place your feet and hands as we do have the occasional rattlesnake on the park property.


Rattlesnakes are beautiful peaceful reptiles that help to control the rodent population and as long as they are not harassed or stepped on they are not a threat to humans. To our great surprise when Susan walked into one of the rehab sheds to pick up some tools, she found this beautiful creature sleeping in the corner which gave her a great opportunity to allow some of the volunteers to see a rattlesnake up close and personal (but not too close.)

For more information about rattlesnakes here are some great educational links: