Recycle & Resource

CONSERVATION MATTERS

Wildwood Wildlife Park’s Mission: “Wildlife Conservation Through Education and Participation.”

Environmental Conservation

Waterfowl Propagation Program

The objective is to provide a safe and protected nesting and breeding area for wild waterfowl that continues to live in our zoo ponds. Special nesting boxes are mounted at various heights to stimulate natural nesting conditions. Artificial decoys are used to keep natural predators away.

Education

The zoo staff provides daily educational programs with accurate and entertaining information-based presentations. Zoo chats, guided tours, and demonstrations provide opportunities for guests to interact with staff to promote greater understanding and appreciation of animals and the environments in which they live.

Recycling & Resource Conservation

Wildwood Wildlife Park promotes conservation of the natural world around us. Not only are we concerned about the lives of the plants and animals exhibited, but also the natural resources used every day.

Zoopoo Compost

As part of a comprehensive on-grounds conservation program, Wildwood Wildlife Park composts tones of manure, hay, straw, herbaceous material and leaves at our on-site composting facility. Wildwood Wildlife Park uses the compost to prepare spring and summer gardens, seed sod, and basic landscaping jobs with the zoo.

Other Recycling

Recycling is one of the easiest ways for people to conserve our overabundant use of natural resources. Recycling containers are provided at all of our picnic areas and placed throughout the park to collect plastic, glass, and aluminum waste generated by visitors.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP WITH CONSERVATION AT HOME?

  1. Recycle everything you can: newspaper, cans, glass, aluminum, motor oil, scrap metal, etc.
  2. Save your kitchen scraps for the compost pile.
  3. Try to use phosphate-free laundry and dish soaps.
  4. Use cold water in the washer, unless it is necessary to use warm or hot.
  5. Use washable rags, not paper towels, for cleaning up spills and other household chores.
  6. Use cloth diapers. The plastic in disposable diapers doesn’t break down in landfills!
  7. Use re-usable containers to store food: not plastic wraps or foils.
  8. Set your water heater at 130 degrees.
  9. Turn your lights off when you leave the room. Same with the TV.
  10. Put up birdhouses and birdbaths, and feed the birds.
  11. Compost your leaves and yard debris or take them to a yard debris recycler center.
  12. Take unwanted, re-usable items to charitable organizations or thrift shops.
  13. Plant shrubs and trees in your yard that provide food and shelter for birds and other creatures.

GREEN PRACTICES AT WILDWOOD WILDLIFE

Wildwood Wildlife Park is taking action to help preserve our environment for future generations to come, by promoting conservation efforts in our own business practices.

Light Bulbs

  • Have hanged many of our lights to Fluorescent and LED bulbs that use less energy.

Appliances

  • Have updated to energy efficient appliances were we can.

Green Cleaners

  • Have changed many of our cleaners and chemicals to environmentally friendly products.
  • Investigating new lines of green chemicals with the green seal.

Styrofoam Reduction

  • Employees are provide with real plates and cups in employee kitchen.
  • Encourage people to reuse cups by offering a refill special on a cup they can use and not dispose of.

Environmental

  • Use of recycled material in construction projects.
  • Purchase sustainable products.

Paper Reduction

  • Catalog/magazine recycling.
  • Newspaper recycling.
  • Encourage to print and copy 2-sided.

Zookeepers reuse these items for animal enrichment

  • Shredded newspaper for bedding
  • Cardboard boxes
  • 55 Gallon barrels
  • Perfumes and colognes
  • Feed bags
  • Plastic buckets
  • Firehouse
  • Sheets, towels, washcloths, blankets

General Recycling

  • •  Cardboard
  • •  Leaves
  • •  Paint
  • •  Glass
  • •  Aluminum
  • •  Plastic
  • •  Trees
  • •  Cooking oil
  • •  Cell phones
  • •  Steel
  • •  Plant material
  • •  Branches
  • •  Paper
  • •  Solvents
  • •  Motor oil
  • •  Batteries
  • •  Animal manure
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