There is a new hospital being planned for the East Aurora area that will serve the entire Western New York area. Hawk Creek Wildlife Center in East Aurora is asking for the community to support their mission to help wildlife in our region.

In a letter sent to supporters, Hawk Creek stated that the new hospital will be a non-public area to give recovering patients the quiet, calm environment they require for healing.

One of the most inspiring stories from Hawk Creek was posted on their Facebook recently.

If you would like to donate, or for more information, CLICK HERE to support Hawk Creek.

BECOME AN ASSISTANT FOREST RANGER:

There is a great job that is waiting for anyone who wants a career that gets you outside in the fresh air everyday. In a post on their Facebook page, The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is looking for individuals to apply to become Assistant New York State Forest Rangers.

We are looking to hire approximately 25 Assistant Forest Rangers (AFRs) from mid-May to early Fall and you can be one of them! AFRs help with search and rescues, monitor trails, interact with the public, and much more. Applications are due by February 28.

This looks like a great opportunity with great benefits like being outside! We are so blessed in New York State with a variety of large parks and forests. If you have ever taken a trip to the Adirondacks or the Tug Hill region or perhaps the Allegheny Mountains, you have seen the beauty and the vastness of the state. Being an Assistant Forest Ranger would allow you to call those places your "office."

In 2022, DEC hopes to employ approximately 25 Assistant Forest Rangers in various capacities across the state, except for in DEC Regions 1, 2, and 7. General job duties and responsibilities as well as Civil Service qualifications are outlined in the job description. Most positions have some unique job responsibilities and each has its own particular description. Typically, candidates who meet Civil Service qualifications will be interviewed in March and successful candidates attend mandatory training sessions when they begin work in mid-May.

Apply HERE for this exciting and exclusive opportunity to become a Forest Ranger in the Empire State.