Volunteers wanted

May 7th, 2013 by Anja Heister


With IDA’s Help, Deer Contraception Project
Is Beginning In Hastings-on-Hudson!

And you can help! Orientation meeting Thursday, May 9

White tail deer, US FWSMeet Hasting-on-Hudson’s Mayor Peter Swiderski on Thursday, May 9 and learn about an exciting deer contraception project, including volunteer opportunities! IDA strongly endorses contraception as a tool to prevent the killing of deer.

If you live within a 25-mile radius of Hastings-on-Hudson and are interested in helping or just learning more, please attend this meeting on Thursday, May 9, 2013 from 6 – 7 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 7 Maple Avenue, Hastings-on-Hudson, upstairs in the courtroom.

This project needs people to help gather and interpret metrics on deer population, set up and monitor enclosures in the woods to document how a fenced-off patch of woods restores itself, and then help in the January, 2014 contraception darting by standing guard at entry points or helping the team in a variety of other ways.

What: Meeting to discuss volunteer opportunities for deer contraception
When: Thursday, May 9, 2013, 6 – 7 p.m.
Where: Municipal Building, 7 Maple Avenue, Hastings-on-Hudson, in the courtroom

Map of the meeting location:

Contact: Mayor Peter Swiderski, email:; phone: (914) 755-0014

IDA contact:

80 Responses to “Volunteers wanted”

  1. May 16, 2013 at 2:50 pm, R.M. Fontanez said:

    Great news. Thank you for all your work on behalf of defenseless animals. I hope that this gets to the Washington, DC officials responsible for approving the cruel killing of deer in Rock Creek Park few months ago. It was a shameless act of cruelty. STOP ANY FUTURE PLANS. NO MORE KILLING OF DEER. They are precious creatures of nature!!!


  2. May 07, 2013 at 5:08 pm, debra nelligan said:

    This is a great idea just as long as the deer dont have pain it will save them from getting killed.


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