Update: Our first volunteer work parties will take place Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19 starting at 10am. If you’d like to join us, please fill out the form in the link below or contact J.B. at [email protected]. Thanks!
It’s been about 11 years since a group of hard-working and dedicated volunteers helped us build Young’s Hill, the 2-acre habitat that gave the Cle Elum Seven chimpanzees their first opportunity to truly step outdoors. Now it’s time to give our group of nine chimpanzees their own dedicated habitat – named The Bray in loving memory of James Douglas – and we need your help!
This spring and summer, we’ll be installing fencing and building climbing structures. If you live nearby and would like to help, fill out this form to join our construction volunteer list. More details on volunteer work parties are included on the form.
And if you aren’t able to volunteer, please consider donating so that we can keep this project moving forward and nine chimpanzees can get the chance to run, climb, and swing through their own open-air habitat.
Linda C says
This didn’t push to my email, but I saw the video earlier. So wish I lived nearby…
Carla René says
So, do the 9 never get to outside now?
The nine won’t have access to an electric fence enclosure until they’re a bit more established. Their 5,000 sq ft closed-top outdoor enclosure is scheduled to be completed in September, though you can always had a couple months to any construction schedule. For the summer, the panels will be taken off of their greenhouses so that they can enjoy sun and breezes – it’s not nearly as large as the habitats being built but it’s something.
Install 11,700 insulators?!! Even if I lived close by, my hands wouldn’t have the strength to handle the torque from the drill (or so I was told!). What a massive undertaking. Can’t Jamie and Honey B pitch in? Come on J.B., you know both are just dying to assist in the construction.
I am amazed at the progress that has been made so far! Where would the sanctuary be without the incredible crew of boot clad workers at Sage Mechanical. Jamie isn’t the only one who dearly admires these men. Please tell them I send my heartfelt thanks to each of them.