WildCare is in need of safe and appropriate release sites for its eastern gray squirrels. Specifically:
- Private properties located in Marin County with plenty of natural trees, such as bay or oak, that provide a food source and an interlocking canopy for squirrels to traverse
- Properties not in the immediate vicinity of busy roads, feral cat feeding stations or places where off-leash dogs roam
- Properties with least one tree on site that has a very sturdy horizontal branch that can support a nest box full of squirrels being hoisted via rope and is near a year-round water source like a creek, spring or pond.
For those who help with a soft release, a nest box containing squirrels will be brought to their location and secured in an appropriate tree using a rope. Participants will put out food and water daily until the squirrels stop returning to the nest box location, which can take anywhere from a day to a few weeks. Once the squirrels completely leave the nest box, participants bring the box, bowls, rope and any leftover food back to WildCare. Residents who believe they meet the above criteria, can email their name, phone number and address to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line SQUIRREL RELEASE SITE.
For more information, visit discoverwildcare.org.