Since 1994 it has been a goal of the WVRRC to develop 227 acres on Bunner Ridge (just outside of Fairmont, West Virginia) as the future site of a new environmental education and raptor rehabilitation center. Colonel Jack "Hardrock" Bunner, who had a great vision for how wise use of this property could benefit the surrounding community, bequeathed this property to the Center. This center will house the continued rehabilitation of injured birds of prey, educational exhibits, classrooms, an auditorium and administrative office. A trail system would also be developed and maintained for educational and recreational purposes. This trail will set the scene for many discussions on man's relations to air, water, land and wildlife. Many aspects of the programming will remain volunteer-based with staff support for coordination, funding and development.
The WVRRC's permanent residents assist our volunteer presenters in fun and informative programs about the value of raptors in the environment and the important work being done at the Center.
Our programs, which are adapted to all ages, are available to any group, organization or school simply by emailing or calling (304-366-2867). A donation is requested to help offset the expense of caring for these birds.