SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. -- The Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem will celebrate another year of its dual mission of education and conservation with its annual Wine & Wolves celebration and auction from 7-10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3 at the Carriage House at the Waccabuc Country Club.
The center, founded by world-famous concert pianist Helene Grimaud, conducts environmental education programs, shelters and breeds two species of endangered wolves as part of the federal Species Survival Plan program. It celebrates North America’s most misunderstood predator and also the onset of wolf breeding season.
As host to 25 wolves, including three wolf pairs slated to breed, the center hopes for critically endangered wolf pups in the spring.
Wine & Wolves is made possible through the support of the community. Dozens of local restaurants and merchants from northern Westchester and Fairfield counties, will come together to help raise money for the center by providing food, wine, gifts for sale or auction and entertainment.
Entertainment will be provided by Chip Andrus. There will be a silent auction on many gift packages, as well as gift certificates to area restaurants.
For tickets, visit www.nywolf.org to the events calendar and register. Tickets are $100, and attendance is limited to 130. Past years' events have sold out. For more information, call 914-763-2373.
The Wolf Conservation Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit environmental education organization committed to conserving wolf populations in North America through science-based education programming and participation in the federal Species Survival Plans for the critically endangered Mexican gray wolf and red wolf