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Found an Animal

in Need?

Each year, we provide medical care and rehabilitation to almost 1,700 injured or orphaned native Florida wildlife patients, with the goal of their release back to the wild. Each year, our marine mammal stranding team also responds to over 20 stranded dolphins, whales, and sea turtles.

Did you find wildlife in need? Find out how we can help!

Is it an emergency? Call the appropriate hotline:

ECWR Injured & Orphaned Wildlife Hotline:

(850) 684 - 1485

Daily 8am-4pm

ECWR Marine Mammal Stranding Hotline:

+1 (850) 787 - 2631

Always Active

FWC Wildlife Hotline:

+1 (888) 404 - FWCC (3922)

Emergency After Hours Assistance

Visit Our

Education Center

We're open to the public!

Visit our Education Center (hours below) to see our animal ambassadors and learn about their species, their backstories, rehabilitation, ECWR's Marine Mammal Stranding Team, and more!


Wednesday-Saturday: 9am-3pm

Sunday: 11am-3pm



Adults: $7 per person

Military & Seniors (55+): $6

Children (3-17): $5

Under 2: Free

*Plus tax

Interested in a private event with ECWR? Check out how to book a field trip, private tour, birthday party, off-site event, and more by clicking the button below!

Support Our


ECWR is a 501(c)(3)

non-profit organization. We receive no federal, state, or county funding. We are able to help Florida's wildlife due to our fundraising efforts, grants, and the generosity of our community members, businesses, tourists, and other organizations. Are you interested in becoming a donor? Check out the many ways you can help us help Florida's wildlife!

Monetary Donation

Donate directly through our website, PayPal, or mail a check!

Non-Monetary Donations

Donate through our Amazon wish list or check out our Donation List for items we're always accepting!


Ready to get your hands dirty? We have volunteer opportunities with our animal care department, education department, and maintenance team! Looking for one-time opportunities? Check out our events calendar!

Become a Sponsor

Interested in becoming a sponsor for an event, exhibit, or enclosure? Please reach out to Director@EmeraldCoast

Our Mission

The mission of ECWR is education, conservation, and rehabilitation for the welfare of Northwest Florida's natural fauna. Our purpose is to rescue, rehabilitate, and when possible, release back to the wild sick, orphaned and/or injured wildlife and to educate the community on the local wildlife and human responsibilities to support that wildlife. 



Through education & outreach, we strive to teach the local Gulf Coast community, tourists, school groups, and more about the unique ecology of the Emerald Coast and the importance of coexisting with wildlife.



Our marine mammal and sea turtle stranding team is on call 365 days a year to provide urgent responses to beached or stranded marine wildlife species along Emerald Coast beaches in Santa Rosa, Escambia, Okaloosa, and Walton counties. 



Each year, with the help of medical staff, interns, and volunteers, we provide medical care and rehabilitation to almost 2,000 injured or orphaned native Florida species. Our goal is always their release back to the wild. 

Upcoming Events


July 15-19th (Ages 8-10) &

July 22-26th (Ages 11-13)

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Wizarding World
of Wildlife!

Wednesday, July 31st


5th Annual ECWR Golf Tournament

Friday, September 20th

@ 9am

Buy a Brick!

Be part of ECWR's legacy!

In 2019, ECWR built our Navarre campus, where we provide critical rehabilitation care to sick, injured, and orphaned native Florida wildlife in our Medical Center, and environmental education programs to people of all ages in our Education Center! By purchasing a brick, which will be placed in the pathway that connects the education and medical center, you are helping us achieve our mission of education, conservation, and rehabilitation for the welfare of Florida's natural fauna. 4x8in. bricks (as seen above) are $75 and 8x8in. bricks are $150. Thank you for helping us, so we can help them. Become part of ECWR's legacy by clicking the button below.

Questions? Email!

Get Connected!

Subscribe to our Newsletter:
The Pelican Post

The Pelican Post is delivered to your inbox at the end of every month with information like:

  • Seasonal Species Trends

  • Upcoming Events & Fundraisers

  • At Home Activities

  • Rehab Releases & Success Stories

  • Volunteer & Intern Highlights

  • Current Patient Biographies

  • Marine Mammal Stranding Program Updates

  • Organization Updates

  • & More!

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