The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge is hosting its annual fundraiser, Go Wild for Ding, on February 7th, 2024. This year’s event will celebrate the refuge’s night herons, which have bounced back after Hurricane Ian.
The evening will feature dinner, an auction, and live entertainment. Tickets go on sale on November 9th.
The refuge’s night herons are a vital part of the ecosystem. They help to control mosquito populations and are a food source for other animals, such as owls and hawks.
Hurricane Ian caused significant damage to the refuge’s night heron rookery. However, thanks to the hard work of refuge staff and volunteers, the rookery is recovering.
The Go Wild for Ding fundraiser will help to support the refuge’s ongoing conservation efforts. It is a great opportunity to learn more about the refuge and its wildlife, and to support a worthy cause.
Click here to purchase tickets or call (239) 472-1100 ext. 23