“A letter from Hawk Creek’s Founder & Executive
Director, Loretta Jones, on the relocation to Mill Road“
Hawk Creek has been quietly making an extraordinary difference for the past quarter of a century in the lives of thousands of children, adults and wildlife. Each time a connection is made between a child and an animal, or a wildlife patient is successfully released back to the wild, the disconnect between humans and nature is healed a fraction. These moments of small victories have shaped what Hawk Creek is today, and it will continue to shape our future. It is with this future in mind, and a mission to continue to facilitate these extraordinary, life-changing moments, that the long awaited relocation of the Center is underway.
Our present location bares many constraints and can no longer accommodate our growth and expanded mission. We have been working tirelessly for multiple years to make this relocation happen, and we’ve endured many challenges along the way. After viewing dozens of properties near and far we decided to make a commitment. A commitment to stay in East Aurora. Despite the higher costs, there is no price tag that can be placed on a “home”. East Aurora is Hawk Creek’s home. Our hearts are here. Our history is here. And now, our future. Hawk Creek will be relocating to a property just down the road. It is 13 acres of woodlands and a house – a perfect fix-me-upper located at 1963 Mill Road.
A new Hawk Creek Wildlife Center is on the horizon. It will allow us to be more accessible to audiences of all ages. It will permit us to enlarge our wildlife enclosures and expand our wildlife conservation programs. And it will stimulate the local community as a unique destination. Just this past April we doubled our attendance for our earth day event, bringing in people from near and far to our beloved East Aurora. We look forward to continuing to serve the community and its growing needs. With the continued support of our family of members and sponsors, together we can Build A Legacy.”