Beth Stern and Other Animal Lovers Got ‘Wild’ This Weekend

Jane Gill, Kalala a.k.a. Mep (bird), Beth Stern

Jane Gill, Kalala a.k.a. Mep (bird), Beth Stern photo by Rob Rich/ © 2016 516-676-3939

Thanks to the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons, a WONDERFUL organization, which celebrated another year of rehabilitating and successfully releasing animals back into the wild across Long Island. This year’s “Get Wild” summer benefit was held on Saturday, August 13, and was hosted by Molly Channing at the Channing Family Sculpture Garden in Bridgehampton, a lovely place right next door to the family winery. The night’s honorees were Ingrid Arneberg and Will Marin.

Notable attendees, aside from the live animals, included: Beth Ostrosky Stern, Howard M. Lorber, Leslie Alexander, Liz Brown, Ginnie Frati, Jackie Rogers, Curtis Sliwa, Shelley Berkoski, Sylvia Channing, Molly Channing, Ingrid Arneberg, Will Marin, Frances Cole Jones, Cindy Clifford, Missy Hargraves and Jill Rappaport. Cindy Clifford was the evening’s emcee.

Want to know more about the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center? It’s not just a cool place that does a lot of good, it’s  a full-time professional wildlife hospital, staffed by licensed rehabilitators, biologists, animal behaviorists and volunteers. Designed exclusively for wild animals, each year the center receives in excess of 10,000 calls each for information or assistance with wild animal encounters. It also provides educational programs to local elementary and secondary schools, which are awesome! I even got to pet a chinchilla once!!  : )

Located in Hampton Bays, the center utilizes the skills of more than 300 people, who have been trained to assist in wildlife rescues. On Munn’s Pond Park, it offers a  unique and irreplaceable ecosystem consisting of salt and fresh water wetlands, Pine Barrens, deciduous forest and meadowland–the perfect setting for a wildlife rehabilitation center. Keep up the great work!

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