Oatland Island Wildlife Center is throwing a Grand Reopening Celebration on January 12, 2019 from 10 am until 2 pm. The staff at Oatland would like to show its appreciation for all the support and assistance the community has offered during their storm recovery efforts. Admission is free and includes live music, Animal Encounter programs, Animal Enrichment, crafts, open house at the Heritage Home Site and of course, cake!! Food trucks will be on site as well. For more information call (912) 395-1500 or visit www.oatlandisland.org
Five months ago, Oatland Island was struck by a tornado and sustained extensive damage to trails, roads, boardwalks and several animal exhibits and buildings. Through the recovery period, Oatland Island Wildlife Center has been closed, however, its 501C3 non-profit support group, Friends of Oatland, has received many offers of volunteer assistance, monetary donations and fundraising events. The outpouring of support was simply astounding!
Oatland Island Wildlife Center is a unit of the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System and is open to the public although it primarily serves as a science field study site for students throughout the region. It features the 2-mile long “Native Animal Nature Trail” that winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetlands and salt marsh habitats and links many native animal exhibits such as wolves, alligator and cougar. Oatland is located 5 miles east of Savannah off Islands Expressway and is open daily to the public for self guided tours from 10:00-4:00, except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
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