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Lindsay Wildlife Museum In Need Of Funds

The non-profit center has launched a fundraising campaign before its busy spring season begins

The Lindsay Wildlife Museum in Walnut Creek
The Lindsay Wildlife Museum in Walnut Creek
The Lindsay Wildlife Museum is asking the public for some financial assistance in 2014.

The non-profit center sent a letter to supporters during the holiday season asking for money before its busy spring season, according to a story in the Contra Costa Times.

The 60-year-old museum on First Avenue costs $500,000 a year to operate and it was $100,000 short of what it needs, the Times reported.

The plea comes a few months before the spring months when the museum becomes inundated with baby birds and mammals.

Last week, the museum announced it has hired long-time environmental program manager Norma Bishop as its new executive director.

The museum went through a number of staffing changes in 2013, including the resignation of an executive director and a veterinarian, the Times reported.



Jojo Potato January 06, 2014 at 06:14 PM
The Lindsay Museum needs money, the city of Walnut Creek needs money and soon the fire district will be pushing a new parcel tax. In each case the reasons given are the same, "the bad economy". The real reason in each case is the same, bad management. The museum alienated a lot of donors with the furor last May over the resignation of the previous director and the unpopular hiring of a new veterinarian. Walnut Creek and the fire district have both been unable to keep costs under control and have let their budgets spiral out of control. Besides all that, how does hiring a veteran maritime museum director translate into coping with a flood of baby birds and mammals?
Julie Jepsen-Grant January 07, 2014 at 08:14 AM
Lindsay Museum has an amazing gift shop! The turtle socks I purchased, with turtles going from sand to ocean, were a big hit for the holidays. I'm going back for more. :)
mlm2013 January 07, 2014 at 09:31 PM
Jojo - excellent examples.

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