Acorn Acres Wildlife Rehabilitation

Mighty oaks from little acorns grow!

Millersville, PA   |  https://www.acornacreswr.com

Mission

Acorn Acres specializes in squirrels, bunnies, and woodchucks; making sure they get a second chance, too. We provide our human neighbors in Lancaster County and surrounding areas with a free resource for these species. To our patients, we offer a proper environment (clean, quiet, and predator-free) to grow, thrive, and recover with species-specific optimal nutrition as well as veterinary care. To our human neighbors and wild patients, we commit to maintain and further our education as we strive to implement the latest technologies and practices. Mighty oaks from little acorns grow!

Ruling year info

2021

Founder. Executive Director, Rehabilitator

Betsy Shank CWR

Main address

PO Box 201

Millersville, PA 17551 USA

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EIN

85-3040690

NTEE code info

Wildlife Preservation/Protection (D30)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Tree Squirrels or Woodchucks?

Is your class or group studying wildlife? We have fantastic programs with live animals (grey squirrel or groundhog). Our program (live speaking presentation with PowerPoint presentation) is packed full of information and lasts about 40 minutes. Then, our favorite part, questions and answers, which usually runs about 10-20 minutes, depending on the size of your group. Then, the absolute best part, meeting the animal(s)! The amount of time meeting the animals is really dependent on the size of your group, but generally runs about 30 minutes. Based on our experience you should probably plan on scheduling 1.5-2 hours for our visit. We are happy to expand or pare down our programs to fit your needs and allotted time slots. Acorn Acres specializes in squirrels and groundhogs; so we can talk about them for a very long time, if needed!

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Family relationships
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Where we work

Accreditations

Certified Wildlife Rehabilitator 2021

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of captive animals released

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals with freedom from discomfort

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Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of animals with freedom to express normal behavior

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Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of released animals

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals euthanized

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

It is our goal to provide rehabilitation services to our community for squirrels, bunnies, and woodchucks. These are common backyard wildlife and most consider them pests. We will provide them with proper care and nutrition as well as husbandry. They will be returned to their natural environment.

We will continue our outreach and education to our community.

We have obtained our permits and initial supplies. Additionally we have volunteer teachers working on our curriculum.

In our first 9 months we have rescued 159 animals, educated over 1087 individuals through our community outreach and education and we've released more than 110 of the animals we took in.

Financials

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Operations

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Acorn Acres Wildlife Rehabilitation

Board of directors
as of 05/16/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. David Aichele

Lancaster City Alliance

Term: 2021 -

Brooke Magni

BGM Consulting

Rebecca Addington

Ville + Rue

Lynn Oliver

Lynn Oliver Graphic Design

Betsy Shank, CWR

Acorn Acres Wildlife Rehabilitation/Founder

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/16/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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