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Public Wildlife Releases

Public releases are very challenging to schedule more than 2 days in advance.  The best way to follow our upcoming releases is to follow us on Facebook (  Note, if  you do not have a Facebook account, you can still follow us on the Facebook link, though you won't be able to actively participate in the dialogue.  We will also try to send out emails regarding releases.  If you are not on our email distribution list, please sign up to receive this information.  

Annual WildFest

Our first annual WildFest was held June 2, 2019 at the Clarke County Fairgrounds in Berryville, VA.  WildFest is a public, family-friendly event focused on providing information about wildlife and how the public can live in harmony with our wild neighbors.  WildFest will be a celebration of all things wild - from the work that BRWC does to other ways that the public can help wildlife and the environment. BRWC was joined by local organizations with environmental messages to come share their knowledge with the public. The afternoon will be packed with fun for the whole family with games and activities for all ages, food trucks, a raffle, face-painting, and appearances by BRWC's Wildlife Ambassadors!   

Annual Gala

The 2019 Gala was held on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Oxbow Farm, the lovely estate of Beatrice and Adie von Gontard.  The evening was spectacular!  Thank you to all who came out and enjoyed the carriage rides, the wildlife ambassadors, lovely sunset, the delicious food, and lively country music!  

A big thanks to our Sponsors:

  • Buhl Electric Company for being the lead sponsor for the Gala
  • Russell B. McKelway MD
  • BB&T and The Paul J. and Martha N. Rees Charitable Trust
  • The Wiley Companies
  • Perry Engineering Company
  • Annandale Millwork and Allied Systems Corporation and Frogale Lumber
  • Oak View National Bank
  • John Darvish Construction Company
  • Diversified Educational Systems Inc
  • BOWA
  • Sonabank
  • Yount, Hyde and Barbour PC
  • Eastern Supply
  • Bank of Clarke County
  • United Capital – a Goldman Sachs Company
  • Trex



Blue Ridge Wildlife Center

106 Island Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620

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dial our hotline: (540) 837-9000.