1652 Community Nights run throughout the Fall/Winter/Spring
on a bi-weekly basis, on Wednesday evenings.
We believe in being an active part of the community that surrounds us. We love partnering with some of York's local charities and organizations, as well as those throughout the Seacoast, to increase visibility for their causes as well as help them raise money.
Community Nights at 1652 are an opportunity to eat a very special and
affordable 3 course meal, help support great causes,
and meet like-minded members of the community.
If you would like to suggest a charity or organization to take part in a Community Night at 1652, please see below!
For the latest news on our next Community Night, keep scrolling down.
A veterinarian in York, Maine founded Center for Wildlife in 1986. The first year of operation, the phone typically rang once per week, and 100 wildlife patients were admitted. The Center was operated out of a trailor with no running water. In 1994, the Center moved to its current site in Cape Neddick, Maine, and within 5 years was treating over 1,000 animals annually.
Today, Center for Wildlife proudly serves the New England region typically managing 2,000 patients each year (native wildlife injured because of vehicle collisions, domestic pets, pollution, fishing lines, oil spills, and other human-related causes), representing more than 190 species of birds, reptiles, and mammals. The clinic is run out of a modest 1,200 square foot building and a campus of over 45 outdoor enclosures, all of which can be filled with patients during our peak season of April - October. The goal of the wildlife clinic is to medically treat and provide rehabilitation to injured wild animals so that they can be released back to the wild where they belong.
For over 20 years, Center for Wildlife has also provided environmental education outreach programs bringing live animal ambassadors to schools, libraries, state parks, senior centers, professional conferences, and many other venues. Their Project Wild educators now provide a unique learning experience to over 10,000 individuals each year and enjoys partnerships with local groups committed to environmental education. The Center also offers robust internship and apprenticeship programs, and has an active volunteer base.
The Center for Wildlife collaborates with regional universities and the Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife to prepare for and address natural disasters and zoonotic diseases. Center for Wildlife’s Wildlife Assistance Hotline also fields over 12,000 calls each year, providing guidance to callers from all over New England.
There are many ways you can help the incredible work at the Center for Wildlife. Click on the link below to visit their website and find out more!