Photo courtesy: appalachianwild.org
Keep Loup Basin Beautiful (KLBB) added a new program and partnership: The Wands for Wildlife Program.
This program is in partnership with the Appalachian Wildlife Refuge, a non-profit entity, and is being coordinated with KLBB for a drop off/collection site for mascara wands.
The mascara wands are then collected and used in wildlife rehab through the removal of fly eggs and larva from the fur. Wands that contain bristles that are close together work best because they are effective yet gentle while being used on injured or orphaned animals receiving care.
Wand collection headquarters is located at the Loup Rivers Scenic Byway Interpretive Center/Loup Basin RC&D Office (330 S Hwy 11) in Burwell. All wands must be cleaned using hot soapy water and must be unbroken.
With this program, it is helping to reinforce the practice of reuse and recycle via animal rehab and conserve wildlife by keeping unnecessary items out of the landfills.
For more information on the Wands for Wildlife Program visit keeploupbasinbeautiful.org.